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    Corn is still up

    How long can they wait before they cut it down is my question it has been brown for weeks now. Ive never seen them leave the corn standing this long ever. They have already sprayed the cotton but the corn is still standing. Its not just a few fields either Im talking almost all of the corn in my county is still up, Im waiting on some fields to get cut so I can ask permission to look but Im afraid it might be hunting season or later before they cut it. N GA
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    Same here. Usually cut in mid-august. Too damn wet!

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    Wow, that's early. Indiana & Ohio you might get lucky with the right weather and it might come out in October, but November is a much more common time to harvest.

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    Yep ,been out in the standing corn many times with snow flurries up here in Ohio...most of my farmers let me walk it still standing, better luck before they cut it...and then I wear plenty of orange during deer season, including my dog.
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    In the midwest they can wait til mid december to harvest corn, that's highly unusual but I've seen it happen before.

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    As a former corn farmer from MN, two things have to happen. First, the soil has to be dry enough to support the heavy farm equipment without getting stuck. If you've had plenty of rain and fields are wet that may be the issue. Second, the corn itself has to be dry enough or it will spoil once harvested and put in storage. Corn can range from 12-30% moisture when harvested. It has to be in the mid teens to harvest without extra drying. If you harvest it too wet, you (or an elevator) have to dry it with natural gas dryers which costs money and reduces your profit. Brown leaves don't mean the kernels are dry. It is better to let it air dry in the fields. So if you have sunny days with low humidity, this helps greatly.

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    Well they are finally cutting them Im hoping they will disc the remains back into the soil cause after watching them harvest it its worse than a soybean field after harvest. Might have to wait on the cotton to be picked. That will be around another month. Thanks for the help.
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    I'd say it's worth the wait if you're gonna be able to hunt it. When the time rolls around, go for it 100%!
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    Corn and beans are still standing here and the creeks are flood flowing after 3 in of rain Might be awhile here.

 

 

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