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field appears to have recovered from the hail damage. It seems like
it has really grown this past week. Our temperatures have been in
the upper 80s and low 90s this past week and we’ve had good soil
moisture, so the plants are making up for the cool weather and slow
growth in May. As you might guess, it is warm and windy again today.
In our marked row you can see
the light green leaves, which is the new growth that has emerged
since the hail damage. That’s not unusual for the regrowth to have
lighter green leaves than the older leaves. Do you see some
crabgrass starting to grow again? I think so, too! Click here
to see what the field would have looked like without using a
herbicide to control the weeds.
|Our first plant, whose growing
point was destroyed, has made great progress this past week. (Compare
it to last week). You can see new leaves coming
from the axils of the unifoliolate leaves.
Our second plant is now in the
V4 stage, which means it has 4 leaves that are completely unfolded.
(Remember this plant is only missing the first trifoliolate leaf) It
has new leaves growing from the axils of the first and second
trifoliolate leaves. (Compare it to last week).
The cotyledons are just about ready to drop off. The
cotyledons of most other plants have long been gone. Notice how
stunted the plants to the left are– the bigger plants will keep
those two small plants from getting very big.
This third plant, which is not
in our marked area, is recovering well, too. Look what it looked
like last week. This plant is going to
survive and it should do well unless its bigger, neighboring plants