Some replanting still needed


(CIFN file photo)

LEXINGTON – Some pockets of cornfields still need to be replanted here in Central Illinois.

Corn which was initially planted between April 21 and 25 is leafing out underground and some of the seeds are rotten.

“Especially if it was worked a little wet, we’re seeing some sidewall compaction,” explained Yale Young of Brandt Consolidated. “Take stand counts and really evaluate before you start ripping up corn.”

This is also the time for area growers to start thinking about post planting herbicide applications on corn and side dressing of nitrogen. Brandt offers Smart Trio, which gives plants boron and zinc and helps to metabolize herbicide.

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