Cross-Banding on Corn Leaves: One Week Later

cross-banded corn
Figure 1. Note the creases on second leaf of the two plants on the right. Perhaps these are the remnant effects of cross banding noted from this same field on May 9. (SCAL, May 16, 2017. Photos by Roger Elmore)

Cross-Banding on Corn Leaves: One Week Later May 17, 2017

A May 12 CropWatch article discussed the cross-banding occurring on corn leaves in south central Nebraska fields. This effect was due to pre-emergent cold temperatures. The photos shown here were taken in the same areas at the South Central Agricultural Lab (SCAL) near Clay Center May 16. Early-season leaf damage like that shown in the photos in this article should not dramatically affect either growth or yield.

Crossing banding in corn one week later

Figure 2. Top view of center plant in Figure 1..


Crossing banding in corn one week later

Figure 4. Plant displaying cross-banding on second leaf (left plant).

Crossing banding in corn one week later

Figure 3. Plant perhaps displaying a remnant effect of cross-banding.


Crossing-banding in corn one week later

Figure 5. Plant displaying cross-banding on second leaf.

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