The status of corn is an interesting one even after most have caught some rain. The wind and/or hail issues that ran through several states left corn beat up and laid down. Across Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, it is tasseling or will be within the next week or two. Corn is very short with shorter than normal internodes.
Tissue testing is a great way to manage your nutrient levels in-season and can help boost your yields. However, it must be done correctly to see a gain in your fields this fall. As tissue testing detects whether your plant has sufficient nutrients for growth, knowing when and what to test is imperative. Keep in mind, that tissue testing should not be the only way you determine management strategies for your crops.
So you finally got, or are about to get, some rain. Whew! Good news after a tough 6-8 weeks here in the Midwest. What now?