Minnesota Corn: Harvest Faces Weather Challenges

🕔Oct 11, 2019The development of Minnesota’s corn crop is highly variable this year, due to numerous weather challenges and wide ranges in both planting dates and hybrid relative maturities. The rain and […]

North Dakota Corn: Expect High-Moisture Crop at Harvest

🕔Oct 11, 2019A killing frost is expected within a few days in North Dakota, which will end corn development. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 84% of […]

Grain Drying Challenges Ahead, 4 Points to Consider – DTN

🕔Sep 27, 2019As combines start to roll this fall, many growers are firing up grain dryers or cleaning out bin fans, in preparation for a wetter-than-normal crop of corn and soybeans. Other […]

Ohio Corn: Grain Drydown – What to Expect?

🕔Sep 24, 2019Many corn growers may encounter slower than normal drydown this fall due to late crop development associated with June planting dates. Much of Ohio’s late-planted corn may not achieve black […]

Corn: Converting Wet Weight to Dry Weight

🕔Sep 23, 2019Corn 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 […]

Iowa: Plan Ahead for Potential Harvest, Storage Challenges

🕔Sep 11, 2019With delayed planting across the state, it is important to plan ahead for potential harvest challenges. Scout your fields for crop development to determine whether you might have potential problems […]

Midwest: Corn Dry Down Calculator Goes Live

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the pressing questions this fall is when corn will reach maturity and if there is going to be enough time to dry down in the field. We have […]

Grain Storage: Monitor Moisture Content, Temperature to Avoid Losses

🕔Mar 13, 2019As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The stored grain temperature increases […]

Michigan Soybeans: Drying and Storing Wet Beans

🕔Nov 2, 2018Due to the cool and wet conditions, soybeans harvested at this time of the year will need to be dried on the farm or at the elevator. Some elevators will accept […]

Iowa Soybeans: Managing Wet Crops in a Late Harvest

🕔Oct 23, 2018As of October 14, 2018, Iowa soybean harvest was only about 20% complete, making it the latest soybean harvest on record. This was caused by the prolonged heavy rains in September […]

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