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Swings in temperature may affect corn stands

Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist

The weather stations with the Commercial Agriculture Program – University of Missouri provide data showing soil temperatures. Local growers can find information at the Graves Chapple Farm, Hundley Whaley, or St. Joseph site which records soil temperatures. The warm temperatures provided an opportunity for many growers to plant corn last week.

The swings in temperature are of most concern with early planted corn. When soil temperatures

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