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Hail damage and green snap from August, 09 tornado
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Crop Damage from tornado on 8/19/09

Posted by John Fulton -

After surveying some of the crop damage resulting from the tornado of August, 19, it is apparant there are four types of damage. Some plants are broken off, some have had ears broken, there is some hail damage in certain areas, and there is corn with partially attached roots laying flat in other areas.

The corn with some roots still in the ground should be given time to see what happens. Direct damage such as broken stalks or ears can be adjusted immediately. In many cases, many types of damage exist in the same field or area.

The other factor of concern is the amount of debris in some fields, and the potential equipment damage during the fall.

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