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June 2008 Archives

Considerations for Flooded Corn and Soybean

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Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist Seth Naeve, Extension Soybean Agronomist and Dean Malvick, Extension Plant Pathologist

Thousands of Minnesota crop acres succumb to stresses from excess water each year. This typically occurs in small, low-lying areas of fields that "drown out" frequently. This spring, several areas of the state have become waterlogged again. Although Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana are more affected than most of Minnesota, significant production losses will occur in our state due to excess rainfall this spring. This article discusses agronomic and disease risks for corn and soybean exposed to prolonged periods of high soil moisture and cool temperatures.

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