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Aug. 12: Corn showing signs of firing

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Much-needed rainfall covered the area, providing relief to a crop that seemed to be turning around with continued heat and moisture stress. Corn is in blister and beyond and is already showing signs of firing as grain fill draws on the plant. Soybeans will benefit from the timely rain as fields were beginning to show stress in marginal soils. There is a lot of dust flying as prevent plant acres are being worked for cover crop or wheat seeding. We’ve been controlling noxious weeds along field borders, including teasel and johnsongrass. Our garden is finally yielding much anticipated produce.

This article originally ran on agupdate.com.

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