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    Nobody wants to combine corn at 25% moisture because the shrink from the moisture loss is a lot and the cost of drying will be significant. Under 20 is almost a must and 17 would be a lot better. These warm days are helping but there will be a lot of corn standing for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymaker View Post
    Nobody wants to combine corn at 25% moisture because the shrink from the moisture loss is a lot and the cost of drying will be significant. Under 20 is almost a must and 17 would be a lot better. These warm days are helping but there will be a lot of corn standing for awhile.
    Agree completely but my guess is this year will see a lot more 20-22% being taken out of the field due to the circumstances of planting being so late and the winter weather they will run in to if they wait to long. Also as the temps
    Cool and the days shorten the dry down process will slow. To say this will be an abnormal harvest would be an understatement.

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    Yes,yesterday I was cutting some prevent plant acres, kicked up some young pheasants that flew into my neighbors 300 acre corn field. It will be tough hunting early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymaker View Post
    Yes, yesterday I was cutting some prevent plant acres, kicked up some young pheasants that flew into my neighbors 300 acre corn field. It will be tough hunting early.
    A September blizzard is increasingly possible this weekend in parts of the northern Rockies and some lower elevations of Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas could see their first snow of the season just days after the official arrival of fall.

    let's hope this does not materialize and set back harvest anymore. been fortunate to get the warm days we have gotten, so far.

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    Supposed to get cold and wet for about five days after Thursday.

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    Big quality problems in the Dakota's spring wheat crop. Way too much rain has materially damaged the quality of the crop. What is normally some of the best milling wheat in the US has been turned into corn.

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    SOUTH DAKOTA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. September 30, 2019 - For the week ending September 29, 2019, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 74 adequate, and
    25 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 69 adequate, and
    30 surplus.
    Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 26 fair, 47 good, and
    19 excellent. Corn dented was 84 percent, behind 100 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Mature was 29 percent, well behind 79 last year and 64 average.
    Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 48 good, and 13 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 58 percent, well behind 91 last year and 89 average. Harvested was 1 percent, behind 20 last year and 19 average.

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    Can someone please explain what the term
    “ dented” means relative to corn

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    Can someone please explain what the term
    “ dented” means relative to corn

    Thanks
    It is a mark of maturity. When it is dented it is getting close to being mature. When corn is mature it starts to dry down and when it is "dry enough" it will be harvested.

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    When will the crops start being harvested this year?

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