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 […]

Soybeans: Better Storage Starts with Harvest Moisture

🕔Oct 17, 2018Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability. Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases. Shatter losses increase significantly when […]

Minnesota Soybeans: Storing, Drying, Handling Wet Crops

🕔Oct 17, 2018While almost impossible to accomplish in most years, harvesting soybeans at a moisture content between 13 to 15% helps maximize yields while minimizing harvest losses. Cool, cloudy, and rainy conditions […]

Ohio Corn: Harvest Delays Impact Crop Performance

🕔Oct 16, 2018Leaving corn to dry in the field exposes a crop to unfavorable weather conditions, as well as wildlife damage. A crop with weak plant integrity is more vulnerable to yield […]

North Dakota Soybeans: Tips for Drying, Storing Your Crop

🕔Oct 15, 2018A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying, according to Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Soybeans at 11% […]

Grain Storage: Precautions to Avoid Mold Spoilage

🕔Oct 4, 2018Harvesting of corn and soybean is underway and/or will soon be starting throughout the state. Growers need to be aware of storage mold which can spoil the grain during storage. […]

Grain Storage: It Starts With Harvest

🕔Oct 2, 2018As producers prepare to fire up combines for the 2018 fall harvest, there is much concern about commodity prices and markets. Many producers realize that it will be difficult to […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Minimize Harvest Loss, Maximize Cost per Bushel

🕔Sep 28, 2018Over the last several years of working with what I consider the top soybean producers in Lebanon County, I have learned the importance of timely harvest of soybeans. This week […]

Indiana Corn: Field Drydown of Mature Grain

🕔Sep 24, 2018Delayed maturity of corn due to late planting or simply cool growing seasons often translates into delayed or slow drydown of mature corn grain prior to harvest and, consequently, higher […]

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