Growers increase odds of yield loss the longer corn sits in fields

Nov. 1, 2013

'COLUMBUS, Ohio - While some growers may choose to let corn dry in the field, the longer the corn sits, the greater potential it has for yield loss, according to a field crop expert with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

In fact, delaying harvest beyond early to mid- November can result in yield losses from stalk lodging, ear drop and ear rot, said Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension agronomist. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college...'

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