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Corn roots growing video

A lot of corn has been planted and it is now rooting down. Have you ever wondered what that looks like?

The Gilroy lab funded by the NSF & NASA studies how plants sense and respond to stress, and how roots grow.

The had this video linked to their website.

 

 As the root pushes down it develops root hairs to increase its surface area so it increases its nutrient and water absorbing capacity.

 

 

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Windbreaks Increase Yields

If you want great soil quality, you have to make sure the soil stays in your field.

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While wind erosion has declined in the last 20 years, recent land values, adoption of no-till, larger farm equipment, and aging windbreak plantings have led to the removal of windbreak. It may surprise many growers that windbreaks offer an overall yield increase.

A worldwide study found that within the protected zone of the windbreak, spring wheat yields increased an average of 8%, corn by 12%, soybeans by 13%, and winter wheat by 23%.

You can learn more by reading the article A Break for Higher Yields found in the Furrow.

 

 

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