UW-Extension of Marinette, Oconto, and Florence Counties announce the opportunity for corn silage producers to test their corn’s whole-plant moisture percentage. Corn silage harvest will be starting soon, but individual farms & fields will experience significant differences in moisture due to the extreme moisture conditions this year. Testing of corn fields for moisture is very important to planning both when to start chopping and what field order to progress through.
All area producers are invited to utilize the sample collection days being offered in 2017: Tuesdays September 12, 19, 26, and Friday, October 6. There are multiple sample collection points across the area to which producers can bring their samples. Scott Reuss, Marinette County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, will be present at the sites to chop and collect samples. Two additional opportunities will be at events on Thursday, Sept. 14 and Sat., Sept. 16