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Some of the 4%

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Tight shucks but will either rot or grow

 

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Honored Advisor

Re: Some of the 4%

 

 

Ray J this is some of Wolf Creeks handy work

 

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Honored Advisor

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It appears as though at least 85% of my corn had water over the ears.

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Hobby-what can you do with that? Can you cut it for silage?
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Nope no silage, for three reasons

 

a) fields will not dry out in time

b) full of mud and sand up past the ear in every leaf joint that no amount of rain will clean.

c) no demand for silage in these parts. Hay piles every where and no feed yards.

 

Just like with hail damage ... just have to wait and see.

 

If it is junk, just disc it under and try again next year. Lots of fert value there.

 

My gut feeling is we will hunt and peck with the combine but most will mold badly.

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Advisor

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What in the heck would you do with the volunteer? Another reason for rr or ll or conventional only hybrids.
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Honored Advisor

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If I am brave and plant beans, there are $4 or less products that will clean it up or since it is RR corn, plant liberty link corn.

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Ll has never really taken hold here. Must be to dry as in no humidity or folks do not want to run the gpa necessary. Always wondered why pursuit did not take a larger market share. You can really control corn for $4 in beans? I thought select or it's generic equivalent was more than that.
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Haven't checked lately but last time is was about 3.

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Re: Some of the 4%

Hobby, not meaning to be nosy, but your crop had insurance right? If so how do they figure out what is owed you? If you did sell some for silage, would the sale price be deducted from the insurance payout?
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