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Drought can occur frequently in the northern Great Plains.  This image shows a drought-stressed corn crop in south-central North Dakota in August. Corn responds to moisture stress by curling leaves to reduce moisture losses.  Eventually the plants undergo senescence and leaves begin to die.  One of the risks with drought stressed crops is that they can accumulate nitrate which can be toxic to livestock.

Drought stressed corn

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

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Description: Drought can occur frequently in the northern Great Plains. This image shows a drought-stressed corn crop in south-central North Dakota in August. Corn responds to moisture stress by curling leaves to reduce moisture losses. Eventually the plants undergo senescence and leaves begin to die. One of the risks with drought stressed crops is that they can accumulate nitrate which can be toxic to livestock.

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