CROPS NEWS
On the Chopping Block - 1
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:58 PM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- This year's cool, wet spring and delayed plantings may lead to more farmers harvesting corn for silage this season.

Timing of harvest for corn intended for silage is vital to ensure the best quality. However, it is most crucial to time harvest for the correct moisture level for the type of silage structure you are using.

Farmers need to time corn harvest correctly to be able to preserve and ensile corn so that it goes through fermentation properly for the type of structure they intend to put it into, according to Joe Lauer, corn agronomist at ...

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