It looks like we will have another large wet crop, especially in eastern Iowa. There is less room to accommodate problems from this year because the grain market system is already overloaded with poor quality corn from 2008 crop. However, we learned from 2008 – extra cost in additional handling and drying logistics is likely to pay off in terms of avoiding spoilage losses later on. This would not be a good year to take chances that wetter corn will keep and can be absorbed in the spring/summer.
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Hurburgh, Charles R. and Elmore, Roger, "2009 Corn Quality Issues – Storage Management" (2009). Integrated Crop Management News. 526.
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