On the 10th day of June, a lot of cornfields looked great. However, there are still some really bad looking cornfields. I would consider these problem fields to have some or most of the following situations present.
- Nodal root system development is too small or developing slowly.
- Planting depth was too shallow or too deep.
- Kernel energy and nutrients have been used up.
- Drought or flooded conditions are present.
- Compaction layers are limiting root growth or sidewall compaction is restricting root distribution.
- Nutrient uptake is compromised and the plant’s growth is being retarded.
- Some corn varieties are not performing as well as expected in spring 2014 conditions