Corn deficiency symptoms

Amber Anderson

This photo was taken at the end of June, in a cool, wet spring. Corn on the slope shows the yellow striping, but corn at the top and bottom of the hill do not show the same pattern, in spite of being the same variety and planted on the same day. These plants were slightly smaller than the ones at the bottom of the hill.

A top view of a small corn plant with lighter green on the inner portions of the leaves and closer to the stalk. Darker green colors more predominant moving away from the stalk.

This soil core was pulled from the location showing the deficiency patterns:

A small soil core showing a darker brown soil from 0-20 cm and a significantly lighter brown from 20-32 cm.


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