Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison

Use Iowa State University’s spreadsheet decision tool to compare alternatives for wet grain at harvest.  *More content via Iowa State’s Ag Decision Maker website.

 

Many corn producers prefer to let their crop dry naturally in the field before harvesting. This reduces the cost of artificially drying the crop, but may delay harvesting and result in additional field losses due to drier stalks and ears. Producers must weigh these potential costs against potential drying charges and/or discounts.

AgDM Decision Tool A2-32, Grain Drying and Shrink Comparison, is available to help compare options.

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