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Crown Rot in Ohio Cornfields

This week I wanted to give a quick update on the crown rot that I am seeing in corn fields this year. Crown rot is caused by early wet conditions followed by a stress later in the season. 
Crown rots, stalk rots and cannibalization can affect standability. Therefore, these fields should be prioritized for early harvest. 
Check out the video below to learn more! 
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Have a safe harvest!
Alex Johnson | Field Agronomist 

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