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Corn explodes with the heat, irrigation PDF Print E-mail

Corn likes plenty of hot weather and that’s what it’s been getting lately as temperatures in the 90s and low 100s have been prevalent in recent weeks. As a result, this year’s crop has just shot up over the last 14-21 days. Despite some rain, the corn plant continues to use plenty of water daily so irrigation continues to be the lifeblood of the crop. The dryland corn crop has benefitted from this summer’s rains and its growth has nearly matched its irrigated counterpart. (Republican photo)