Start Date

1-12-2016 12:00 AM

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Mystery yield loss, phantom yield loss, and now invisible yield loss – all are terms used for the concept that dry matter (yield) is being lost in-field between maturity (at about 28% moisture) and harvest (approximately 15% moisture). Popular press articles continue to indicate up to 1% dry matter loss per 1% grain moisture decrease. If this amount of dry matter loss occurs it would be significant in marketing terms. Some believe that this loss is caused by seed respiration.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Is there loss of corn dry matter in the field after maturity?

Mystery yield loss, phantom yield loss, and now invisible yield loss – all are terms used for the concept that dry matter (yield) is being lost in-field between maturity (at about 28% moisture) and harvest (approximately 15% moisture). Popular press articles continue to indicate up to 1% dry matter loss per 1% grain moisture decrease. If this amount of dry matter loss occurs it would be significant in marketing terms. Some believe that this loss is caused by seed respiration.