Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Sep 23, 2015 02:52 PM CDT

An agronomist in central Illinois recently sent me an email reporting corn ears with 16 or even 18 rows around but limited length, only 20 to 22 kernels long. They were "beer-can ears that you could throw like a baseball," he said. They "can be found in a wide variety of hybrids and companies. Some treated with a fungicide and some not. (Symptoms are) usually found about half way between the drowned-out spots and the top of the hill where the good corn is."

The agronomist told me over the phone that these blunt ears were completely filled to the ...

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