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Published July 23, 2012, 12:00 AM

Corn tassel in heat

Brian Blessum of Rugby, N.D., unfolds sheath leaves surrounding a young tassel in his corn on July 19 and finds beads of moisture, despite 90-plus temperatures. He says the crop is holding its own, but badly needs rain. Agweek photo by Mikkel Pates.
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