Purdue UniversityAgronomy Department11 Sep 2001
Published at the Chat 'n Chew Cafe, 23 April 2001
URL: http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.01/Corn_Leaf_Staging-0423-Gallery.html

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Corn Leaf Staging: Plant Morphology Details

R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1150
Email address: rnielsen@purdue.edu
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The following images illustrate some of the plant morphology details useful for understanding how to identify leaf stages in corn.

Image 1. First short rounded-tip leaf

Image 2. Leaf collar

Image 3. Leaf which is 40 to 50 percent exposed

Image 4. Split stalk depicting positions of lower stalk nodes and internodes.

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