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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Fri May 16, 2014 09:43 AM CDT

Everyone loves to see a nice green corn field emerge, but this year is proving to be a bit more colorful. Those yellow or purple hues in some corn seedlings are mostly an indication of the recent cool temperatures. With a little luck and a shot of warm weather, the crop should quickly grow out of it and forge ahead.

Yellow seedlings are almost always the result of cool and cloudy days. Purple corn takes a little more diagnosis.

Purpling could be related to phosphorus deficiency, cold soil temperatures or variety sensitivity.

The purple color in corn plant tissue results ...

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