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Sept. 5, 2012MO | By: Nuelle
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.