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Corn survival and nitrogen needs

by Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist, University of Missouri Extension

Surface water ponding, flooding, and water seeping back in from levees have hurt crops along rivers and creeks. Those plants that have the growing point above the water had a much better chance of survival than when water covers the growing point.

Death readily occurs when plants are submerged for any length of time. Corn growing point can be checked to

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