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Cold’s effect on freshly planted crops

Author: Kristy

Factors influencing cold stress in corn and soybean

Neither corn nor soybeans should be damaged from imbibitional chilling if soil temperatures do not dip into the low 40s within 48 hours of planting. (mississippi-crops.com)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln | April 29, 2014

Warmer weather allowed for field work and planters to start rolling the last few weeks.  Corn planting progress in Nebraska was at 4% as of April 20, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistic Service, and will most likely jump by the next report.

With the anticipated cold snap this weekend, producers may be wondering how cold soil temperatures affect newly planted corn and soybean seeds.

Ultimately, neither corn nor soybeans should be damaged from imbibitional chilling if soil temperatures do not dip into the low 40s within 48 hours of planting.  The following provides additional information to consider.

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