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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sauk Centre Hay Auction 09/03/2009

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearn-Benton-Morrison Counties
This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auctions held September 3 and 17, 2009. The reports are a list of all tested hay lots and bedding materials sold ... grouped by kind of hay, type of bale ... cost per pound of dry matter and per RFV point are calculated. Straw and other bedding material is included. Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries.
SC Hay Auction 09 03 09.pdf

SC Hay Auction 09 17 09.pdf


Monday, September 14, 2009

Pre-Harvest Considerations for Corn

By Ryan Van Roekel, Research Assistant and Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist

Combine Adjustment


With the 2009 growing season winding down, now is the time to prepare for corn harvest and start thinking about next year. Volunteer corn in soybean fields serves as a reminder to properly adjust combines. In addition to being an eyesore, volunteer corn can cause significant economical losses through added weed control costs and lost bushels at harvest. It only takes two corn kernels on the ground per square foot to equal one bushel per acre (Carlson and Clay, 2002), and that's not to mention dropped whole and partial ears that contain hundreds kernels. For specific suggestions on combine adjustment, see the article from Mark Hanna of Iowa State University: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2009/0903hanna.htm
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