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Sept. 5, 2012MO |  By: Nuelle

Black Combine Dust

Agronomists at the University of Missouri Extension office are warning area farmers of clouds of black combine dust when harvesting corn.

They say the black dust comes from fungi that is growing on the dying corn plants. The high temperatures and moisture is causing mold on the corn to grow faster. Regional agronomist Wayne Flanary says this is due to corn is maturing earlier than normal.

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Flanary says the main concern they have been getting is related to the nitrates in the corn.

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For more information contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724.