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Corn Drydown

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Seed corn harvest has started in southwest Michigan. We have started to lose 1 to 1.5% per day now that the humidity has tapered off and we are getting sunny breezy days. Last week, even with 90 degree temperatures I was observing 0.5% per day due to high humidity and clouds around.
Im sure silage guys will be running soon too if they havent started already. Whats everyone else observing ? 

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Gus:

I'm interested in your views on the Iowa State University drydown calculator!

https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/facts/corn-drydown-calculator

 

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I like it Paul. I think when they use average weather conditions for any given area it can help pin down what type of dry down rates we are seeing daily. I am checking it against what we are manually testing here in SW MI and it is translating pretty closely. Thanks .   

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Thanks for the input and for helping verify accuracy of the calculator, Gus.

Considerable Pioneer data was contributed to help develop this tool.

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