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March 24, 2014HOLT COUNTY, Mo. |  By: Campbell

Drought Tolerant Corn Hybrids

Researchers have discovered a new drought tolerant corn hybrid that could help farmers in the area during dry months.
Regional Agronomist with the University of Missouri Extension in Holt County, Wayne Flanary, says especially with the region's dry summers, this new research is valuable to area growers.

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He adds the research conducted by K-State Research and Extension, included studies on the seed production yield of drought tolerant corn verse non-drought tolerant corn.

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Flanary says the new genetically altered corn hybrids should help crops with the extreme conditions of the Midwest.