Continuous corn systems may be more prone to soil structure compaction, which may delay field entry longer than fields rotated to different crops. Poor root development from compacted soil can prevent the uptake of nutrients, leading to nutrient deficiency and sensitivity to environmental stress. Timely field operations and addressing drainage issues can reduce or prevent soil compaction in continuous corn.

What you’ll learn:

• Fundamentals of Compaction
• Potential Effects of Sidewall Compaction
• Restriction on Roots
• Residue Management
• Monmouth Demonstration
• Effect on Yield Potential
• Reducing Compaction

Compaction in Corn-on-Corn Management