North Carolina Corn: Evaluating Wind Damaged Corn

Wind damage was more severe in Hyde County N.C. than rain based on fields I’ve checked this morning. Fields are a tangled mess with at least 25% green snap that occurred below the ear.

Things to consider when evaluating wind damaged corn:

1. Wait several days to see how many plants will stand back up. As long as the root system is in tact, plants should stand up.

2. Green snap that occurred below the ear is equal to 100% loss

3. Green snap that occurred above the ear is going to result in a loss of photosynthetic capacity. These plants may still produce grain.

4. In fields where neighboring plants are now laying on top of each other, expect pollen shed/silk capture issues.

 

Green Snap  7/4/14

Green Snap
7/4/14

 

 

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