Author Archives: R.L. Bob Nielsen

About R.L. Bob Nielsen

Nielsen is agronomy professor and Extension corn specialist at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Continuous Corn Considerations

From an agronomic perspective, a continuous corn cropping system is fraught with a multitude of negative yield-influencing factors. A recent review of crop rotation research literature indicated an average yield loss of 9% for continuous corn, with yield losses ranging from 2% to 23%. Of the 26 studies reviewed, only two cited yield advantages to