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Borderline Symptoms
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Dec 27, 2013 08:26 AM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Doug Schroeder noticed a depressing trend in his corn yield maps this fall. Yields of the outside rows on the south or west edges were as much as 100 bushel lower than corn farther into the field if they bordered another crop.

"The fields were visibly stunted where they bordered soybeans," said Schroeder, who farms near Mahomet, Ill. "We've investigated and are looking into causes, but right now I'd say we're perplexed. There doesn't seem to be one cause. Like with most things, we'd like it to be one easy answer, but no one thing is ...

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