It has been a time of wild weather with a late spring, an extended period of heat and pop-up storms. Bayer CropScience Customer Business Advisor Ryan Fisher says hail has been part of the weather story. “In a lot of cases, those early-season corn and soybean crops can handle some hail as long as the growing point is still viable,” said Fisher. “With corn, a lot of times the growing points are still below the soil, but some fields are getting past that stage with V4 to V5 timing when the growing point starts to ermege.” Fisher said the best time to assess hail damage is four-to-five days after the storm.
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