Tips to maintain quality in high moisture corn

You’ve heard it a lot this season. Corn quality. According to the USDA Nov. 24 crop report, Iowa still had 22 percent of its corn crop in the field, South Dakota 60 percent, Nebraska 35 percent, Wisconsin 41 percent, and Minnesota 34 percent.  

Due to the late harvest, a lot of corn went into the bins wetter than desired, reported Rob Swoboda in the Dec. issue of Wallaces Farmer.

There are three points to remember:

1) Getting corn in the bin is only part of the battle; managing the corn to retain quality is the second part.

2) One can’t expect lower-quality corn to keep well during storage.

3) It will be harder to blend in low-quality corn in 2010.

Read more to learn tips about how to maintain corn quality this season.

Please share tips you use to maintain corn quality.