Crop Scene Investigation – 32: A puzzling ‘crop square’ – Solved or not?


In the March issue of Better Farming we asked readers if they could help crop consultant Merv Erb solve a puzzling “crop square” he investigated in a corn field near Topping in Perth County last October.

What struck Erb about this field was the level of detail and precision in the flattened area, which measured 16 rows wide and 45 feet long. He observed that every row had been flattened in the opposite direction – one row toward the north, followed by a row to the south. He also noted that every two rows seemed to be laid into each other and almost intertwined. There was no evidence of human activity at the site.

Better Farming - May 2011