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July rains bring needed moisture

By Reed Anfinson
With the warmth of the past few weeks, most corn fields reached the old maturity marker of “knee-high by the Fourth.” But that is a long outdated measure of corn growth progress. 
With modern seed genetics super charging crop growth, the standard is much higher. Along with a taller crop by the Fourth of July, farmers expect to see much higher yields.
In today’s corn production, “waist-high” or higher corn by July 4 is a more typical goal, which has resulted in some very good corn yields. 
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