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Published 12 May 2003

Delayed Planting Considerations for Corn


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R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
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Quite a bit of Indiana’s corn crop remains to be planted, especially in southern Indiana, due to the current rainy spell that put the brakes on what had been a very rapid planting pace. As of 11 May, 42% of Indiana’s intended corn acreage was yet to be planted (USDA-NASS, While the calendar should not yet be a concern for corn and soybean planting, growers may want to consider the following issues as they impatiently wait for fields to dry out.

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