Harvesting Immature Corn as Silage
Nutrient Management

Harvesting Immature Corn as Silage

Corn silage is an important component of many dairy and beef cattle rations. Our 2019 corn silage harvest presents some challenges, specifically the late planted corn that will be harvested in an immature state with little to no grain production, say scientists at Ohio State University.

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In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks Guy Swanson, who, along with his father, Mort, developed the Yielder drill, nicknamed “Old Yeller” which helped producers in the Palouse area no-till crops on steep slopes.

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