10 articles tagged "harvest".

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Pre-harvest herbicide applications may be needed in wheat fields that have a lot of weed growth due to the recent wet weather patterns.  These herbicide applications address several issues such as harvest difficulties, dockage problems, weed seed production, and soil water depletion. Although it may not be possible to recover lost yield potential due to weed interference, a pre-harvest treatment can go a long way toward reducing weed problems in future years by preventing the production and spread of weed seed. Herbicides labeled for use as harvest aids in wheat are listed in Table 1. There are differences in how quickly they act to control target weeds, the interval requirement between application and grain harvest, and the level or length of control achieved. All of these herbicide treatments will require thorough spray coverage to be most effective and can be used once wheat reaches the hard dough stage, which is[Read More…]

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Harvest is already underway in the Midwest with 22% of corn and 30% of soybean already harvested in Indiana by October 4 according to USDA-NASS crop progress report (USDA, 2020). It appears that the yields this year would be fairly good and farmers would be bringing in a good crop. This article focuses on securing the crop by ensuring that grain is harvested timely, dried adequately and binned correctly.     Harvest grain timely and dry adequately for safe storage First of all, it is important to know what moisture content you need to be storing your grain at based on your short and long-term marketing plans. How long you intend to store your grain will determine the level of moisture content to dry your grain to. Table 1 provides a guideline on recommended maximum moisture contents at storage periods from up to 6 months to over one year for[Read More…]

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