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I've often wondered if it would have less weed and disease pressure because it's not so much of a monoculture. Maybe some of the benefits of intercropping. But everything else is more difficult logistically. Spraying, etc. And in my case irrigation.
 

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I read up on this in the past a bit. I believe the corn is supposed to get a pretty decent yield bump with more sun, like 20-50 bushels. Think there are some articles and newagtalk posts with more details if you google.
 

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I read up on this in the past a bit. I believe the corn is supposed to get a pretty decent yield bump with more sun, like 20-50 bushels. Think there are some articles and newagtalk posts with more details if you google.
A close friend of a cousin of mine was doing this back in the 1980's: you are correct, Bob, the extra sunlight hitting the outside rows of each corn strip is where the benefit comes from.
 
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