Fall Combine Harvest ConsiderationsIntegrated Crop Management News
To harvest the crop efficiently the combine operator needs to spend pre-harvest time maintaining, adjusting, and setting the combine. Some Iowa growers will face special harvest-time issues this fall, those include:
- Gullies and rills may have been created by intense late summer rainfall and hail-damaged areas. Areas affected by adverse weather should be scouted before harvest for the size and condition of ears as well as gullies or holes that may have formed.
- Fields with wetter corn may have delayed harvest; scout and consider stalk strength before making the decision to delay.
Copyright OwnerIowa State University
Citation InformationH. Mark Hanna. "Fall Combine Harvest Considerations" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/166/