by DAVID TOWNSEND
The two rows in Williams corn were set back because they didn’t receive the appropriate fertilizer due to a mud ball plugging an opener.
Knowing the planter got stuck in a wet hole helped to pinpoint the equipment as the problem. Results of the plant tissue test showed that the two rows were low on nitrogen and phosphorus compared to the other rows. Instead of going into the soil to help the plant, the fertilizer landed on top of the soil.