Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Corn Harvest

Posted by romeethredge on July 21, 2011

Corn Harvest is going well and is getting started in several fields. Grain moisture levels are running 21 to 24%. So on farm drying is taking place, and then corn is being mostly trucked to chicken feed mills. Some will be stored as well later on and some will go to Ethanol plants. Yields are estimated at 220 bushels per acre in some fields. Lots of heat and sunshine and irrigation makes good corn. Quality looks good as well.

Here’s a link to a video I took yesterday of the corn Harvest.http://www.youtube.com/user/rethredge?feature=mhee#p/u/0/3fqfjZjGxrY

Post Harvest Grain Management

Corn harvest has begun and  we need to be careful concerning keeping insects out of stored corn. We need to use only labeled products. Most of our corn goes to chicken feed and they closely monitor pesticide residues coming in on the corn for the chicken feed.

Here’s a link to the UGA Post-Harvest Grain Management site that has lots of good information

http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/postharvest/index.html

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