December 1, 2010
In this early September image of an Iowa corn field, the diagonal striping is the result of a uniformity problem. Liquid hog manure had been applied to the field using a drag hose (umbilical cord) system. A partial loss of pressure at the pump resulted in uneven distribution of the manure along the toolbar used to inject it. Since the manure was applied at an angle to the rows, it created stripes across the rows, instead of with the rows.
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