by DEAN SHANTZ
There were definitely a few issues with this corn field. You’re right if you guessed that nitrogen deficiency, soil compaction and/or slug feeding contributed to Matthew’s problem.
It made sense that the outside 12 rows looked better than the rest of the field when I learned that Matthew had opened up the outer part of the field last fall for early corn silage harvest. This meant very little trash was left on the soil surface in this area.