How far along is my corn crop this year?
For corn, remember that tasseling time (date) plus 60 days on average will give us approximately 32% moisture corn. If I add another 10-to-14 days to further field dry the crop then harvest of 25% to 27% moisture corn could be possible.
For instance, my corn which tasseled on July 8-9 plus 60 day plus another 10 days for drying shows that harvest can possibly begin on September 17. I also had a portion of my corn crop which didn’t tassel until July 15-16, which means harvest could possibly begin on September 24, 2013.
Since 2010, my earliest corn harvest date was September 11-12, 2010. My latest harvest date was September 30-October 1, 2011.
My relative corn maturity is 110 to 112 day corn.