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Harvest management for drought-stressed corn silage

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By Jeff Coulter

ST. PAUL, Minn. (9/11/2013)—Proper harvest timing is critical for ensuring corn silage is at the optimum moisture for packing and fermentation.

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If silage is too dry when harvested, it has lower digestibility because of harder kernels and more lignified stalks. Dry silage also does not pack well, increasing the potential for air pockets and mold.

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