When stormy weather hit in August 2020, farmers found themselves at the mercy of Mother Nature. But flattened crops don't have to be a total disaster. With a little extra know-how, it's possible to cope with the stagnant grain prices, disease pressure and residue issues associated with downed crops this fall.

Check out our tips on dealing with downed corn, including what you need to know about insurance coverage, effects of root lodging, nutrient content at the time of loss, residue management, harvesting, combine adjustments, and insights into how cover crops can mitigate the negative effects of wind-whipped crops.