It seems like a broken record...weather changes have shifted expectations of new crop corn quality. Three weeks ago, somewhat wetter corn than normal but high quality was the forecast. It is clear that the wetter part will come true; early harvest moistures are generally coming in at 18 – 22 percent, which is above average but not high enough to cause severe complications in drying. Field drydown is probably nearly over so do not expect much change in moisture from here on.
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Hurburgh, Charles R.; Robertson, Alison E.; and Bowers, Erin Louise, "Update on 2014 Crop Quality" (2014). Integrated Crop Management News. 876.
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