Mosaic Agronomist Discusses Stalk Lodging
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Mosaic Agronomist Discusses Stalk Lodging

 
October 22, 2009   |   ShareThis

In the AgWeb story Froehlich talks about the importance of knowing the level of soil nutrients available as a critical component to providing next year's crop with the nutrition it will need for optimum yield and profitability.

"There are a number of factors that contribute to stalk lodging, and this year, conditions have been right. The odds are stacking up against the crop," Froehlich says. "The cool growing season resulted in corn plants that were taller than normal and heavily vegetated with large ears. Toward the end of the season as the crop approached black layer, dry conditions across much of the Corn Belt put moisture stress on plants which caused them to rob nutrients from the stalks to complete ear fill, weakening stalks."