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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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Indiana Corn: What Causes Low Grain Test Weight?

Indiana Corn: What Causes Low Grain Test Weight?

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

Among the top 10 most discussed (and cussed) topics at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe during corn harvest season is the grain test weight being reported from corn fields in the neighborhood. Test weight is measured in the U.S. in

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Iowa: Harvest Quality Concerns Remain but Shouldn’t Increase

Iowa: Harvest Quality Concerns Remain but Shouldn’t Increase

👤By Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University 🕔Oct 20, 2016

Iowa has had relief from the constant, late-September rains that were setting up for a difficult harvest season. As a result, the average grain moisture has fallen to a more typical 18-21%; lower in areas of lesser rainfall and vice versa. The

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