If stalks are strong, then the question is harder to answer and depends on the farmer’s risk tolerance. Figure 1. Field corn is the most popular type of corn grown by our farmers since it can be used for livestock feed, ground into meal and flour for human food, distilled into alcohol (fuel and beverage), or processed to be used in thousands of products. Read on for corn harvesting info that will help you decide when the time is right for harvesting corn. below and follow the instructions: All images and text Field Drydown of Mature Corn Grain. Left too long, the kernels become hard and starchy. you go! So, 2020 has been cooler AND wetter than 2019 … and the grain drying process reflects those differences. Just click the button Chad Lee, Plant and Soil Sciences Chad.Lee@uky.eduSam McNeill, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Sam.McNeill@uky.eduGrain and Forage Center of Excellence, University of Kentucky. littlebear, Oct 15, 2020. littlebear, Oct 15, ... Corn always though, not really in beans. Kentucky Corn Facts. If you want to find out when your favorite fruit (strawberries, apples, blueberries, peaches, etc. There are three types of corn grown in Kentucky: field corn, popcorn, and sweet corn. Purdue University. Broilers – Chicken meat is Kentucky’s No. //-->. This year, over that same time span, there were zero (0) days with a maximum temperature over 85! Groundwater and rainfall are plentiful. Yield was estimated at 177 bushels per acre, up three bushels from last month and up 18 bushels from the 2016 level. From September 1, 2019 to October 8, 2019 at Spindletop Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, there were 29 days where the maximum temperature was at or above 85○F (Figure 1). October 10. In addition, in 2020, Spindletop Farm received almost 1.5 inches more rainfall. of the programming, web design and updates myself. In addition, daylength is getting shorter, so there will be less sun to help with the drying. A small percentage of corn is grown for silage. The red line is the daily maximum air temperature, the light blue line is the minimum daily temperature (degrees on the left axis) and the dark blue bars are precipitation (inches on the right axis). The local ethanol planted wanted corn early in 2011. The largest production year occurred in 2013, where Kentucky farmers produced 45.8 million bushels of winter wheat. We do not run cold, wet air through a grain drying system. When corn is harvested for the fresh market, it is harvested by hand using a harvesting tool (in this case, a knife). The contrast is even greater. If you'd like to make a In a double-crop-ping system, however, significant profit potential exists for … Liquid or granular N can be applied with the planter or should be applied shortly after planting. Late planted corn is late harvested corn. Martinez-Feria, R., M. Licht and S. Archontoulis. Then, it dropped to 21.3% in four days because of warmer, drier weather. By Sept. 21, 22 percent of the corn had been harvested. mydate = dateModified.slice(0,10); Image 1. Want to make a donation? That air is usually above 100○F, dry and blown at a high rate of fan capacity. not usually available. At Spindletop Farm, we watched corn dry 0.7 points in one week (25.7 to 25.0% in seven days) because of the weather. Then, leave it in the field. Waiting for all the acres of corn to reach 16% moisture or less is probably not likely to occur without severe degradation of grain quality. Are you willing to let it ride a few weeks and see if moisture drops? In fact, it dried so quickly that most farmers did not need to run grain driers. In 2019, there were 10 days with a maximum temperature over 95○F. ), June 1 to July 15 and October 1 to Corn this season will reach black layer and try to dry down in September and early October, when the day length is shorter and temperatures historically are cooler. Last year it … Each day is trending towards slower and slower rates of grain drying in the field. We harvested about 40 acres near 30% and didn’t harvest anything else until 3 weeks later. © Copyright Benivia, LLC 2008-2020 While there are fluctuations in temperature day to day, historically, we are getting into cooler temperatures. November 15, May 15 to July 1 and September 1 to dark green = available; light Those shorter days and cooler temperatures will slow dry-down of the corn kernels. Temperatures are likely to progressively get cooler. Today is probably the best quality that mature corn will be. Still Approximate - weather affects the dates, so always call before Table 1. The same relationship is true for mature corn in the field. best. Corn development is mainly related to temperature and not day length; therefore, corn can be planted earlier in the spring than other field crops.