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1-12-2010 12:00 AM

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Harvesting all grain available in the field with the combine in a manner that preserves grain storability has always been important but two new developments in 2010 re-emphasize this point. Observing greater incidence of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans ISU plant pathologists Yang and Navi (2010) reported that SDS pathogen survived more easily on corn kernels than other types of corn or soybean residue. They suggested “that a nice and clean harvest of corn should help reduce the risk of SDS, while a high amount of harvest loss increases SDS risk.” Renewed concerns about grain storability surfaced this summer as ‘blue-eye’ mold started appearing in storage bins as a result of reduced shelf life of the previous 2009 crop (Hurburgh and Robertson, 2010).

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Combine harvest settings to reduce grain loss and improve grain quality

Harvesting all grain available in the field with the combine in a manner that preserves grain storability has always been important but two new developments in 2010 re-emphasize this point. Observing greater incidence of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans ISU plant pathologists Yang and Navi (2010) reported that SDS pathogen survived more easily on corn kernels than other types of corn or soybean residue. They suggested “that a nice and clean harvest of corn should help reduce the risk of SDS, while a high amount of harvest loss increases SDS risk.” Renewed concerns about grain storability surfaced this summer as ‘blue-eye’ mold started appearing in storage bins as a result of reduced shelf life of the previous 2009 crop (Hurburgh and Robertson, 2010).