Drought & Heat Stress Resources

Drought & Heat Stress Resources

This web page offers a compilation of drought and heat stress-related articles and resources below specific to field crop production written by crop experts from around the U.S. corn belt.

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corn seedling mesocotyl corkscrewing
"Corkscrewed" Mesocotyls: What Does it Mean?

As planting season begins and corn plants begins to emerge, a very important step to take each...

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field comparison of short and full stature corn
Short-Stature Corn Hybrids: Next Evolution in U.S. Corn Production?

Lately, several prominent agricultural seed and genetic companies have started introducing novel...

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Corn Black Layer
Understanding Black Layer Formation in Corn

The use of the term “black layer” is often a universal method among farmers and...

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Corn Cover Crop
Paying Attention to In-Season Nitrogen Timing is Important when following a Rye Cover Crop

Managing and maintaining a high-yielding corn crop following a cereal rye cover crop can often be...

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corn silk
Stalk and Ear Rots: The Importance of Identifying Them Now to Help with Harvest Decisions

It is now time to evaluate fields for any stalk or ear rot symptoms. This will aid in making...

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corn silk
Silk Emergence, Silk Length, and Missing "Butt" Kernels

The process of pollination is one of the most critical periods for grain yield determination in...

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