Farm Progress

Grain quality better than expected in Corn Belt

November 29, 2012

Many agricultural experts expected the worst when temperatures began to rise and the rain stopped falling in the Midwest last summer. But stronger hybrids and biotech traits resulted in higher grain quality and fewer problems with aflatoxin than anticipated. Iowa State University’s Charles Hurburgh says corn, in effect, “committed suicide” and transferred nutrients to the kernels rather than leaves and stalks, increasing test weights. Hurburgh was a speaker at Iowa State’s Integrated Crop Management Conference in Ames, Iowa.

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