Assessing stalk rot and lodging in corn
Stalk rots are the most frequently occurring and potentially problematic issue affecting corn production on an annual basis.
Once corn produces an ear, 90% of the carbohydrates required for grain fill come from the ear leaf and above. However, if stresses occur that limit the carbohydrate budget, the plant starts to pull stored carbohydrates from the roots and lower stalk, weakening...
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