Brian Frischmeyer serves as Channel technical agronomist in southwest Iowa. Frischmeyer notes crop development has exceeded normal pace due to warmer soil temperatures this spring. He adds enhanced growth creates additional challenges.
“The crop is growing rapidly,” Frischmeyer said. “A lot of that growth came from very warm soils, readily available nitrogen and maximum heat units. As that corn crop is elongating and getting ready to set tassel and ear, that’s when green snap can affect the crop.”
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