Verified FBN Member (KY)
Agronomy

Any ideas on if the corn will rebound?

We had a really strong thunderstorm come through today with at least 50 to 70 mile an hour winds knocked over about 50% of the corn almost all the way to the ground. Any ideas whether or not it may come back or try to come back?

Any ideas on if the corn will rebound?
Verified FBN Member (SD)

If it snapped it won’t, if it just laid down it most likely will but might be goosenecked

Verified FBN Member (KY)

Why would my neighbors field less than 200yds down the road not have any or very minimal damage? Does high population and tighter spacing help it not lay down?

Verified FBN Member (SD)

I would say no it’d be more a hybrid or soil difference if there is any, seems up here in 2019 we had corn that laid over and corn that snapped and some stood through it all, depends on hybrid, soil type, fertility, and how high the wind gusts were

Verified FBN Member (KY)

Thank You! It really all kinda got hit hard. The weird thing, is the solo ones that popped up by them selves away from the others, stood just fine

Verified FBN Member (WI)

Had this happen two years in a row, not quite as bad but it did lay it over but no snap. Came back up but it was a little tougher harvesting. It seemed where I had over lap when finishing the field went down much worse

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Row direction can help or hurt how bad it will be laid over and how bad the green snap will be.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Sufficient copper levels helps plant cell walls flex without breaking, so I would suspect your corn that went down was probably low on copper. Be careful though only certain forms of copper will be plant available. Looking at your picture it appears you are low on available calcium as well.

Verified FBN Member (OH)

I watched two fields that were flattened next to each other a few years back. One was tasseled and the other wasn’t quite yet. The one that was tasseled was goosnecked pretty bad but was still harvestable. The one that wasn’t tasseled yet recovered to near normal within a few days so I just assumed it was the growth stage that made the difference.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

It has been three weeks since you posted the photo of the downed corn. Can you post a new photo from now to show us if the cron plants recovered?

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