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Frisky3208
Posted 4/8/2021 04:45 (#8939134 - in reply to #8938963)
Subject: RE: Cold rain on newly planted corn


Heart of Ohio

GCAT - 4/7/2021 21:47 Low 40's. I've read imbibitional chilling can occur below 50.


This is what I've always heard/read as well, IMO it has merit.
If soil temps can stay up, will lessen the impact of a cool shower. "Here" if soil moisture is adequate, I prefer to be rain free in the 24 to 48 hrs after planting regardless of temps.  Seed size has a direct correlation with time needed for imbibe, and is complete when kernel absorbs 30% of its weight.  

Wait, see, and evaluate. Hopefully it finds your concern unwarranted.
Personally, when evaluating corn stands, I've come to value timely/even emergence of the corn nearly as much as an evenly spaced/missing stand. Doesn't take much of either one, to pay for a replant if needed, it's still early, upper end potential still available. 
As one friend likes to jokingly quip "Plant early and often!" Good luck.



Edited by Frisky3208 4/8/2021 04:54
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