April 9, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds
The fallowing of a field can be intentional as a measure to conserve moisture or a result of prevented planting. In the Midwest, flooding and continuous rainfall can, on occasion, prevent the planting of a crop. Regardless of the cause, corn planted into previously fallowed fields may exhibit nutrient deficiencies, particularly phosphorus (P) and zinc (Zn), and is generally referred to as fallow syndrome. Should a field not be planted, farmers should be aware that these nutrient issues may occur and be proactive in their management to help reduce the potential for these deficiencies.
Find out more about Fallow Syndrome nutrient deficiencies and management options in this issue of SeedScoop.Fallow Syndrome in Corn