Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 05:40 PM CDT

Some growers just like growing corn. Compared to soybeans, corn creates a lot more bushels, is more responsive to management and appears to be more profitable. With the run-up in prices and insatiable demand, more growers have jumped to producing more continuous corn.

Lately, I've heard growers grumble that they are experiencing a significant yield penalty in some corn-on-corn fields. Those complaints grew considerably louder during the 2012 drought.

A new University of Illinois study indicates the yield penalty for continuous corn is real. Laura Gentry, research assistant professor and one of the authors of the report, looked at data ...

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