The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative talks the drought and derecho in Iowa on this video podcast. We give you specifics about how these events are affecting the 2020 crop and the quality impacts it will have on corn and soybeans in Iowa. Additionally, we give some advice about how to deal with the impacts of the drought and derecho.
Video: Corn injuries caused by the Derecho
Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson walks us through the types of damages the derecho can cause in a corn field and discusses scouting and what we should look out for with the damaged corn.
Video Podcast: Options for Wind Damaged Corn: Feeding Damaged Grain
With the widespread damage from the recent derecho, producers may be looking for options to salvage value from damaged or destroyed corn fields. Field Ag Engineer, Brian Dougherty, considers the options of feeding damaged grain and silage with Assistant Scientist in ISU Animal Science Department, Garland Dahlke. The podcast details silage and dry grain quality and nutritive expectations for damaged corn fields, testing recommendations, and pricing adjustment considerations. Additional information can be found in a recently updated fact sheet located on the Iowa Beef Center website:
Video Podcast: Options for Wind-Damaged Corn: Grazing and Baling Forage
With the widespread damage from the recent derecho, producers may be looking for options to salvage value from damaged or destroyed corn fields. Field Ag Engineer, Kristina TeBockhorst, considers the options of grazing cattle and baling dry forage with Beef Specialist Russ Euken. The podcast details how to graze damaged corn fields, including insurance questions, infrastructure needs, and sizing grazing strips. Good practices for baling dry forage are also described. Additional information can be found in a recently developed fact sheet located on the Iowa Beef Center website: http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/information/GrazingDownCorn.pdf.