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Agronomist says recheck stalk strength after rain

An agronomist says farmers might need to scout fields again for standability issues if they’ve received recent rains.  Bob Berkovich with Pioneer in Wisconsin says much of his state received between two and three inches of rain over the weekend, and that might not have helped corn with weakening stalks. “It kind of soaks into that stalk. The inside of that stalk can be kind of like a sponge, and throughout that wetting and drying process, it can physically weaken that stalk.”

Berkovich tells Brownfield getting out in the field to do a push test or pinch test is wise, even if it was done last week before the rain arrived. 

Agronomist says recheck stalk strength after rain

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