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Assessing hail injury to crops

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

Several fields across the area experienced hail damage from the past couple of storms. This has led to concerns about the survival of plants and impact on yield.

The growing point on corn is below ground until five leaf collars are visible. Corn will generally re-grow from hail damage before this growth stage.

Later the plant elongates nodes and the growing point moves above the

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