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Cold, wet conditions can affect seedling germination

Cold, wet conditions can affect seedling germination
A corn seedling exhibiting corkscrewing prior to emergence due to cold, wet soil after planting.

Cold and wet conditions at planting time often raise much concern around how it will affect germination of corn seedlings.

These concerns are valid ones as imbibitional chilling injury and cold injury can negatively impact how a seedling germinates and develops and can ultimately cause enough injury to slow down the corn seedling and/or kill it. It is important to understand these types of injuries and what to look...




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