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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jan 10, 2014 07:14 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- This week seems a perfect time to contemplate cold stress. DuPont Pioneer may not have ordered the January blizzards and frigid temperatures, but the information the company released this week explains what they are doing to help corn growers understand the risks of planting in cold, wet seedbeds.

The prolonged rains and cool conditions of 2013 gave us a taste of planting late and into cool soil conditions. Ironically, it was the 2012 drought year that warmed up a little too early and gave us a reminder of what a late cold snap can mean to ...

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