Tips for Combining Down Corn

Tips for Combining Down Corn

Sept. 18, 2015

Marion Calmer Harvest Tip No. 5
Tip No. 5 from speaker Marion Calmer: Set the clearance between the tray and cross auger flighting at 2 inches for downed corn. See 17 more tips for getting the most yield from down corn in Calmer's presentation to Nebraska growers earlier this week.

On Monday Nebraska Extension hosted a meeting for corn producers affected by recent hail and wind damage. One of the speakers was Marion Calmer, farmer and president of Calmer Agronomic Research Center, Lynn Center, Illinois, who shared recommendations for combine adjustments to get the most yield from down corn.  Calmer's presentation is available online:

Marion Calmer's Top 18 Recommendations for Harvesting Down Corn

For more information on other topics presented at the meeting, contact your local Extension educator or one of these Extension Educators

Randy Pryor, Extension Educator in Saline County
Paul Hay, Extension Educatpr in Gage County
Jennifer Rees, Extension Educator in Clay County


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