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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Jul 9, 2014 02:53 PM CDT

CHAPIN, Ill. (DTN) -- John Werries has experienced the kind of summer this year that brings to mind the old saying: "You can almost hear the corn growing." Row after row of towering corn has tasseled and creamy silks wait for the half-million or more grains of pollen that will shower from each plant over the coming weeks.

"That's 16 around," Werries said, counting the baby blisters on a cob pulled from a field near Chapin, Ill., last week. Slightly more than an inch of rain fell on his field Monday night, and so far, night temperatures have been perfect ...

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