What a difference a few days can make. We returned to corn harvest today to find that the moisture level has dropped 5 points. The above normal temperatures, sunshine and wind the last few days have really helped dry down the corn crop. Corn that last week was between 25 and 28% moisture is now 19 to 23%. This is really going to cut the fuel bill.
Drier corn also means better quality corn. The corn is shelling off easier and there are less broken kernels. This is the kind of harvest we love.
We harvested the 95 and 100 day corn before bean harvest. We now have only 101 to 103 day corn varieties left. The yield on these later varieties seems to be better than on the earlier ones. I’m hoping that trend continues.