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Corn Harvest Begins in Jackson County

Corn Harvest Begins in Jackson County

The relentless rain in July had many corn growers in the Panhandle wondering if it would ever stop long enough to harvest their corn crop. Finally, growers in Jackson County have gotten some relief and have started to harvest their earliest planted fields.

Irrigated corn yields are doing very well despite the dry weather in May, however, growers don’t get too excited about potential yields until the corn is out of the field.

Dr. David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist reminds growers to pay attention to the moisture content prior to harvest. Grain moisture content over 24% will take considerable time to dry, depending on the type of drying system they may have. Additionally, corn left in the field is susceptible to shrinkage and weather losses.

For more information on corn grain harvest, see UGA’s website on Post-harvest Grain Management.

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Author: Josh Thompson – j.thompson@ufl.edu

Josh Thompson is a regional agricultural agent based in Jackson County who focuses on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and agronomic crops.
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Josh Thompson

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