Iowa: Cool Stored Grain Now Oct 14, 2020

🕔Oct 14, 2020
Recent warm weather was great for drying crops in the field, but resulted in warm grain going into farm storage. Cool that stored grain as soon as possible to extend […]

Corn: Grain Test Weight Considerations Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
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 […]

Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Weight Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than the 15% moisture typically desired by grain buyers. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers […]

Alabama Corn: Yield Gain Potential from Harvesting High Moisture Grain Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
“Phantom yield gain” is a popular term for yield gains from harvesting high moisture corn (25-30% moisture) compared to letting the corn dry in the field (about 15-17% moisture) then […]

Louisiana Corn: Harvest Moisture and Its Effect on Prices Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Two factors that can influence the price that a corn grower receives are the moisture content of the crop at harvest and the associated drying costs to reach a desired […]

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 […]

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