COUNTY AG NEWS

Corn Silage Moisture Testing

As the summer comes to a close farmers need to think about when to harvest their corn for silage. Each year there is a different set of growing conditions. This year we are just about average in total accumulated heat units. 

Accurately determining corn whole plant moisture is important when harvesting corn silage. Harvesting corn for silage too early (high moisture content) or too late (low moisture content) can affect forage yield, quality and silage fermentation.

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