Grain Storage Challenges: Moisture, Mold and Insects – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2018Farmers are certainly not new to storing grain on the farm, but it is important to fully understand the basics to maintaining stored grain. This knowledge is vital both for […]

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

🕔Nov 21, 2017Estimates indicate that nearly 10% of the corn crop and 30% of the soybean crop in Kentucky are yet to be harvested, which is behind previous years but typically seen […]

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

🕔Nov 14, 2017Grain 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 […]

Minnesota Corn: 7 Steps for Managing Wet Crops with a Late Harvest

🕔Nov 6, 2017There is a significant amount of corn to be harvested throughout the Upper Midwest. Grain moisture for most of this corn is not at a level safe for long-term storage, […]

Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

🕔Oct 20, 2017Choosing corn hybrids is among the most important decisions a corn grower makes each year. Yield potential, disease resistance and herbicide/pest resistance are all important factors that need to be […]

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses

🕔Oct 18, 2017According to the USDA/NASS as of Sunday, Oct. 15, 21 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 34 percent for last year and 32 percent for the […]

North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

🕔Oct 16, 2017Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year’s drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota’s corn production, North Dakota State University Extension Service […]

Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

🕔Sep 25, 2017Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than what is desired by grain buyers, which is typically about 15% moisture. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain […]

Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

🕔Sep 20, 2017Corn harvest is fast approaching. This year’s corn maturity is about 5-10 days behind normal. With field dry down occurring in late September and October this year, there is the […]

Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

🕔Sep 20, 2017Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During […]

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