Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-16-2010

Abstract

Towards the end of February we typically begin to experience warmer weather and with that arises concerns related to the 2009 corn that came from the fields with low quality and high moisture. Some of the important properties of this corn that are at the basis of this concern are:

  • It was wet - over 20 percent moisture, some much greater.
  • It was light – test weights averaged about 52 pounds per bushel with little increase after drying. Light corn spoils faster and breaks more in handling.
  • It had low protein – less than 7.5 percent at 15 percent moisture.
  • Storage life is an issue – about half of normal corn with the same moisture and temperature.

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Iowa State University

Language

en

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