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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

Wednesday 11/13/13

Corn Moisture Roundup

Following is a rundown on corn moisture levels as we get into the latter stage of harvest. There are some issues for producers to keep grain in condition through the winter.--Bryce

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Wisconsin - Corn moisture content reportedly ranged from the mid-20s to the upper 30s across most of the state.

Nebraska - Grain moisture continued to remain above safe storage levels in a number of counties, which also slowed the move to harvest completion. Most of the remaining unharvested corn acres were in the northern districts.

Ohio - Corn was 77% harvested, ahead of the average of 70%. The moisture content of harvested corn averaged 19%. Soybeans were 95% harvested, ahead of the average of 92%. The moisture content of harvested soybeans averaged 14%.

Indiana -- Moisture content of the harvested corn is averaging 18%. Soybean harvest was 93% complete, compared to 95% last year and 94% on average. Moisture content of the harvested soybeans is averaging 13%.

Iowa -- Corn harvest reached 88% complete, down from 99% last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 80%. High moisture corn remains a concern for farmers who have not yet finished harvesting.

Minnesota -- The corn harvest reached 87% complete, down from 100% last year but ahead of the five-year average of 80%. Corn moisture at harvest is averaging 19%.

Missouri -- Corn harvest reached 89% complete, 39 days behind last year, but 3 days ahead of the five-year average pace. Corn moisture for the harvested corn is averaging 16.3%.

(AG/CZ)

Posted at 6:02AM CST 11/13/13 by Bryce Anderson
Comments (4)
Top Soil Moisture, YES. Sub soil moisture - NONE. (NW KS) If the faucet shuts off in the spring, the well developed wheat will not last long when it comes out of dormancy. We need lots of snow without strong winds this winter. (oxymoron)
Posted by Glenn BRANDS at 12:11PM CST 11/06/13
Parts of SW Kansas have been very fortunate since June to finally get some beneficial soaking rains after about two years without any. After starting off with no precipitation from Jan-May we have had close to the 30-year average from June to the present. We are looking good out here right now, but overall subsoil moisture is still limited. Dryland wheat looks as good as it has since fall 2009, but another dry April/May and we could be right back into Extreme drought conditions again. But spirits are much higher now and maybe we'll break this dry pattern for a while.
Posted by Brad Niehues at 2:49PM CST 11/06/13
West-central Texas Panhandle had a decent summer in spots. Corn and sorghum did good to excellent for many, still drought areas remained in the region. Cotton looks pretty average with significantly lower acres making it to harvest. This fall some wheat made it up on natural moisture, some on irrigation, some too dry to sprout. Prospects for high wheat yields on dry land are very limited at this time. It will take a lot of April showers for wheat to flower.
Posted by Chris Grotegut at 2:26PM CST 11/10/13
It's possible to keep grain in condition through the winter with the help of <a href="http://www.aquar-system.com/catalog/grain-moisture-measurement-in-flow/grain-moisture-meter-in-flow-a315/">a grain moisture measurement in flow A 315</a>. And of course, it's a very important characteristic of grain.
Posted by Poline White at 7:13AM CST 02/21/14
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