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Farmer expecting an average corn crop

Southern Indiana farmer Ben Kron says he’s expecting an average corn crop because of recent dry conditions.

“I am slightly concerned with the yield on corn,” he says. “…The corn looks good from afar, but when you get out in the fields and start pulling ears and really looking into it, I’m expecting an average at best crop.”

He tells Brownfield some late-season rains have helped, but there is disease pressure.

“We’ve had southern rust here in the corn for probably a month so we’ve been doing a lot of fungicide and may even end up doing some extra late applications to help hold that off with the way the weather conditions have been,” he says.

Kron says his corn crop is in the late dough stage.

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