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Wet conditions, delayed planting may slow rootworm

Wet conditions, delayed planting may slow rootworm

The wet conditions across the territory that have delayed corn planting have farmers wondering about the damage potential and survival of corn rootworms.

Corn rootworm development is driven by soil temperatures. Peak corn rootworm egg hatch occurs between 684 and 767 accumulated degree days, so depending on where you are located you might only be a few days...




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