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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Agricultural Engineer 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Estimates indicate that nearly 10% of the corn crop and 30% of the soybean crop in Kentucky are yet to be harvested, which is behind previous years but typically seen across the US grain belt this year. Field drying has

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Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

👤By Todd Whitneym University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Grain test weight, often used as a grain quality indicator, is a volumetric measurement based on an official bushel being 1.244 cubic feet. For U.S. No. 1 yellow corn, the official minimum test weight is 56 pounds per bushel. If

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Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 6, 2017

There is a significant amount of corn to be harvested throughout the Upper Midwest. Grain moisture for most of this corn is not at a level safe for long-term storage, ranging from 17 to 20 percent. Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Extension

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Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Choosing corn hybrids is among the most important decisions a corn grower makes each year. Yield potential, disease resistance and herbicide/pest resistance are all important factors that need to be addressed and balanced. Another important factor is relative maturity. A

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Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

According to the USDA/NASS as of Sunday, Oct. 15, 21 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 34 percent for last year and 32 percent for the five-year average. Wet weather delayed corn harvest across the state

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North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year Updated

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year’s drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota’s corn production, North Dakota State University Extension Service grain drying expert Ken Hellevang warns. Much of eastern North

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Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than what is desired by grain buyers, which is typically about 15% moisture. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers will “shrink” the weight of “wet”

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Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

👤By Rafael Martinez-Feria, Mark Licht, and Sotirios Archontoulis, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Corn harvest is fast approaching. This year’s corn maturity is about 5-10 days behind normal. With field dry down occurring in late September and October this year, there is the potential for a later harvest of corn at a higher

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Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

👤By Rafael Martinez-Feria, Sotirios Archontoulis, and Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During senescence carbohydrates are converted into oils. Soybean seed moisture changes

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Nebraska Harvest: Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture

Nebraska Harvest: Deliver Soybeans at the Optimum Moisture Updated

👤By Randy Pryor, Paul Jasa, Jenny Rees, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 18, 2017

When is getting docked by your grain elevator for selling soybeans over 13% moisture not a bad thing? When it means your net income actually improves over what it would have been if you’d sold your soybeans at a lower

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