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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 spring is to assess the emergence of the corn plants...

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Short-Stature Corn Hybrids: Next Evolution in U.S. Corn Production?

Lately, several prominent agricultural seed and genetic companies have started introducing novel corn hybrids characterized as...

Corn Black Layer

Understanding Black Layer Formation in Corn

The use of the term “black layer” is often a universal method among farmers and agronomists for determining when a corn plant has...

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