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Too Much Volunteer Corn
This was not an uncommon sight in my part of Illinois late last fall an ocean of volunteer corn coming up after the extra-early harvest of the fall crop. You might think this particular farmer did a bad job of harvesting but its not unusual for a combine to lose 2 to 3 bushels of corn per acre. Since there are about 72,000 kernels of corn in a bushel, you could have a volunteer corn plant population of 150,000 to 200,000 plants. (C.F. Marley, Nokomis, Ill.)

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2