Corn harvest can be a pleasant chore when the growing season has been favorable and harvest time comes around with clear skies and moderate temperatures.
Max Swinburn, Dimmit, Texas, enjoys cutting corn, more so this year than for the past three when heat and drought limited production and increased costs.
Timely rains during this growing season allowed Swinburn to reduce the amount of irrigation water he applied. He saved some energy expenses as well.
A good hybrid, an effective weed management program that doesn’t rely on just one herbicide and “decent irrigation water,” have been critical factors for making what Swinburn says is a good crop as he completes harvest.