Extreme weather events may lead to a decision to make corn silage rather than harvest corn for grain, or to harvest acres that will exceed current silage storage capacity. Before harvesting for silage, make sure you have a market for the silage or a sufficient number of livestock to feed it to. It may be difficult to harvest good quality corn silage if the crop has weather damage and the economic value of the silage will likely be lower than silage from non-damaged fields. The resources section has links to information that can help with pricing forages in the field and determining the economic value of corn silage.
Iowa State University
Dougherty, Brian, "Harvest and Storage of Weather-damaged Corn for Silage" (2020). Integrated Crop Management News. 2655.
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