Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Corn Harvest – Slow

Posted by romeethredge on August 16, 2013

Corn Harvest has been slow and drawn out. The moisture is coming down to the 18 to 19 percent level in many fields. The yields are pretty good. Some of the later planted corn had rainy cloudy weather during pollination and grain set and is not doing as well.  Many fields look like a patchwork quilt due to the wet areas being avoided until they dry out.

There is still a lot of corn in the fields. Normally at this time of year we are close to being finished. We need to get this corn out before we get more falling and more damage due to ear rots and insects.

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Here are 2 good UGA publications having to do with Grain storage:

 

Aerating Grain in Storage

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Revised by John Worley Biological and Agricultural Engineering

http://www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_ID=5985

Reducing Aflatoxin in Corn During Harvest and Storage

Paul E. Sumner, Dewey Lee, UGA Extension

http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7126#Harvest

 

 

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