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Proper planting depth key for corn PDF Print E-mail

As Nebraska farmers gear up for corn planting, it is important to keep in mind problems that can result from incorrect planting depth, especially under wet planting conditions if the planter is raised up.

Problems can include: restricted root development due to compaction, rootless corn syndrome, lodging, lack of surface soil moisture, variable emergence, potential damage from pre-plant or pre-emergence herbicides and/or potential fertilizer injury.

 

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