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Shorter Corn?

Bayer says they're aiming at selling a shorter corn plant in a decade.  A couple of feet shorter.  Less lodging and green snap, they say.

 

Sounds good to me.

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Re: Shorter Corn?

Should also help with those that have too much trash...I suppose they will make all the plants small then come up with a commercial use for stalks...then change and charge more for tall corn --ha ha

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Re: Shorter Corn?

Shorter corn is fine as long as the ear height is not too low.  Had a corn hybrid some years ago that had a low hanging ear where you had to drag the corn head snout on the ground and then some, to get every ear.  Ear placement is important.  No doubt a lot of changes coming in seed hybrids. 

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