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Aug 2014
URL: http://www.kingcorn.org/news/timeless/FloodDamageLateCorn.html

Flood or Ponding Damage to Corn Late in the Growing Season

R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Email address: rnielsen at purdue.edu
24-hr precip
Estimated 24-hr cumulative rainfall across Indiana as of 12:48pm EDT 22 Aug 2014.
Image source: National Weather Service, Indianapolis, IN Radar.

Excessive rainfall events (e.g., "goose-drownders") that occur late in the growing season can cause flooding of rivers, creeks, and streams as well as ponded areas within fields distant from floodwaters. The consequences to grain yield and quality from the damage caused by such flooding/ponding are difficult to pinpoint with much accuracy because little research exists that addresses these chance-occurring yield-limiting factors. Risks and expectations, however, can be outlined.

Key Source of Information

Purdue Univ. 2009. Crop Management Information for Flood-Damaged Field Crops. A feature of KingCorn.org, Purdue University. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/cafe/flood [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Related References

Hoeft, Robert. 2002. Predicting/Measuring Nitrogen Loss. Univ. of Illinois Pest & Crop Bulletin (5/17/02). [online] http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/pastpest/articles/200208n.html [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Nielsen, Bob. 2012. Recovery From Hail Damage to Young Corn. .Corny News Network, Purdue Univ. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/timeless/HailDamageYoungCorn.html [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Nielsen, R.L. (Bob). 2003a. Bacterial Ear Rot in Corn Due to Flooding. Corny News Network, Purdue Univ. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.03/EarRot-0720.html. [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Nielsen, R.L. (Bob). 2003b. Corn & Soybean Loss From Floods & Ponding. Corny News Network, Purdue Univ. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.03/Flooding-0717.html. [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Nielsen, RL (Bob) and Gail Ruhl. 1998. Bacterial Ear Rot in Flooded Corn. Corny News Network, Purdue Univ. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.98/p&c9828.html. [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Roth, Greg and others. [date not avail.] Managing Flood Damaged Crops. Penn. State Univ. [online] http://goo.gl/7WP4rG [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Thomison, Peter, Pierce Paul, and Dennis Mills. 2007. Late Season Flood Damage to Corn: Management Considerations. C.O.R.N. Newsletter, Ohio State Univ. [online] http://agcrops.osu.edu/corn/newsletters/2007/article?issueid=200&articleid=1224 [URL accessed Aug 2014].

Vorst, Jim. 1993. Assessing Hail Damage to Corn. Purdue Univ. Extension Publication NCH-1. [online] http://www.agcom.purdue.edu/AgCom/Pubs/NCH/NCH-1.html [URL accessed Aug 2014].