Tips on handling, drying and storing damaged grain

Tips on handling, drying and storing damaged grain

Grain damage resulting from the August derecho storm is widespread and highly variable in Iowa this fall. The windstorm flattened many cornfields and left stalks lodged and tangled. This year’s drought also weakened stalks and resulted in downed corn. Iowa State University Extension has put together a list of practices farmers should consider this fall for good grain management, especially when working with suboptimal quality grain.  For more of the article, please click here.

RELATED: 2020 Crop Storage and Quality Issues Webinar

This Iowa crop season has been battered by weather and no matter where your farm is, crop quality is a concern. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Dr. Charles Hurburgh, Professor in Charge, Iowa Grain Quality Initiative at Iowa State University. What should you look for in your crop? What is the best way to manage the crop for sale or storage? Get tips from a well-respected expert with timely ideas for the 2020 crop. For more information, to register and receive reminder emails, please click here.

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