In early June we spend time scouting fields for issues we may need to deal with such as weed control, plant health and field conditions.
In this field we have identified areas of concern where the corn plant stand was thin due to wet soil conditions during and after planting. Not all seeds emerged thus lowering the potential yield from these areas of the field. We took some photos as one tool to later remedy the problem. Combining this knowledge with past observations and the upcoming harvest data will allow us to formulate a tiling plan that will help avert this situation in the future.
Taking time to identify areas of thin stands due to poor drainage is important when deciding where to best invest money in field drainage tile.