Grain Storage: Natural-Air Drying, Truth vs. Myth Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
The moisture content and temperature of grain play a big role in how long that grain can be stored without significant deterioration. Air drying is one way to reduce the […]

Corn: Grain Drying, Storage After Drastic Outdoor Cooling – FAQ Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The drastic outdoor cooling that has occurred may create some grain storage and drying problems. Dr. Ken Hellevang, Extension Engineer at North Dakota State University, answers several questions that he […]

Midwest – Can Corn Overwinter? Risks And Uncertainty Abound – DTN Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
The ugly trifecta of 2019 — late planting, high-moisture corn and plentiful rain and snow — has left many farmers facing unharvested cornfields into December and possibly beyond. Of all […]

Michigan Corn: Can You Leave Crops in the Field Til Spring to Dry? Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
What is the potential for corn to dry in the field over the winter months? In all honesty, not particularly good on a per day basis during the December through […]

Illinois Corn: Wet Grain and Delayed Harvest Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
According to NASS, 20 percent—or some 2 million acres—of the 2019 Illinois corn crop was still in the field on November 17. Following unprecedented delays in planting, the warm weather […]

Iowa Corn: Wet Grain and the Propane Shortage Nov 14, 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2019
The late harvest has caused higher moisture corn than normal. Since most farm dryers and some elevator dryers operate on propane gas (LP), the LP distribution backup has caused wet […]

Midwest Corn: Harvest Headaches – Drying, Storing Grain – DTN Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019
Many Midwest farmers faced a late-planting season with the added headache of poor summer growing weather, excessive rainfall and in some states early snowfall stalling harvest. However, things got worse […]

Ohio Corn: High Moisture Harvest May Continue Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
When the calendar flipped from October to November the weather changed in a big way. Over the next 10 days, temperature predictions are highs in the 40’s and lows in […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Observations on Another Unusual Year Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the […]

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
According to the USDA/NASS, as of Sunday, Oct. 27th, 37 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 62 percent for last year and 56 percent for the five-year […]

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