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What Is The Best Moisture Level For Harvesting Corn?

Sep 20, 2010

Question: What’s your recommendation on the best moisture level for harvesting corn? We’re actually getting a little dry here, but our corn isn’t at 25% yet. That’s what we harvested at the last couple of years when we were really wet.

Answer:  A lot of people had to harvest wet corn the past two years, but don’t let the past two years dictate what you do this season. Check-in with your seed dealer for specific recommendations on when to harvest your corn, because the “right” moisture level can vary by hybrid. Also, check corn moisture levels in a number of your fields, as the moisture level can vary quite a bit from field-to-field. Harvest the fields nearest to the optimum moisture levels first.
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Del - Lebanon, PA
I wrote a blog on this might be helpful.

1:54 PM Sep 21st

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