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   Many factors affect corn growth and development, especially early in the growing season. A common question this time of year after corn is planted and some fields have emerged while others have not is, “How many Growing Degree Days (GDD) does it take for my corn to emerge?” Since corn emergence is directly related to soil temperature (and of course soil moisture), the days to emergence vary especially when one compares early planting dates to later planting dates.  The general assumption is 120 Growing Degree Days, abbreviated GDD, for corn to emerge under favorable conditions.

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