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What Is An Acceptable Loss At Harvest

Nov 03, 2011

Question: What do you consider to be acceptable loss in cornfields when harvesting?

Answer:  Farmers should aim to lose no more than 1 bushel per acre, as a general rule-of-thumb. What that translates to is you don’t want to see more than two corn kernels on the ground per square foot in your fields -- that amount equals a 1 bushel-per-acre loss. If you have losses greater than that, then it’s time to adjust your combine settings.
When you hit the fields for harvest, harvest every bushel you grew.
Harvest time can bring mixed feelings to farm families.
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