Greensnap

Greensnap, also  known as “Brittle Snap” or “Brittle Corn” is the breaking of corn plants during a period of rapid growth & development due to extreme wind events.

Greensnap Timing

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Greensnap generally occurs during rapid plant growth, between V6 & VT growth stages.

Fields Most Susceptible to Greensnap

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Most susceptible fields are those with the best growing conditions.

High organic matter, excellent base fertility, irrigation and other high yield management practices increase the rate of plant growth and cell wall expansion.

Hybrid’s planted under different management conditions can result in drastically different amounts of greensnap during the same wind event.

Every hybrid has the ability to greensnap under the right conditions

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However, understanding a hybrids vulnerability to greensnap can help manage the risk.

Checkout AgriGold’s greensnap ratings with the Hybrid Explorer section under Products.

Reach out to your local AgriGold Key Account Specialist or AgriGold Agronomist if you have questions.