10 June 2014 Observations


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.

Problem observations

  • 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