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Corn Harvest is Underway in Jackson County (video)

Josh Thompson, provides a corn yield check at farm in Jackson County this week.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo

Josh Thompson, Regional Crop IPM Agent, provides a corn yield check at a farm in Jackson County this week. Photo credit: Doug Mayo

Combines began picking through corn last week, and this week the harvesting continues. Jackson County has a corn yield contest that several growers participate in.  Having a yield check allows for a friendly competition, but also provides a yield comparison between different fields and  hybrid variates.

Test plots of 1.25 acres or larger are harvested, weighed, and analyzed for moisture content at local peanut buying points to determine yields for the competition. Additionally, we can use this information to calibrate yield monitors in the combines. There can be quite a large difference between what the yield monitor says and what the true yield is out in the field.

Check out the video below for some of the activity this week.



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.

Josh Thompson

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