I am seeing a lot of our corn fields which are very green at this time. The bottom leaves of the corn plant are showing the stress of the dry weather. These leaves are quite brown and are dead. However, the tops of the corn plant, generally from the ear up, are green. When we harvested the test plot on 17-19 September, our harvest moisture values were 20 to 24% moisture on 109-111 day maturity corns.
Don’t wait too long on starting harvest, grain moistures could be lower than you expect.
Have a safe harvest!