[wisb] Re: Corn...off topic

Hello, 

As a farmer's wife in a bad year I have been out there driving the combine in 
the middle of winter with snow on the ground harvesting corn. Barbara is 
correct in the reasons why.....need to dry the corn down naturally so you don't 
have to use so much energy to dry it in the bin. And with corn you just need to 
have the corn head clear the top of the snow in order to harvest.  there is a 
loss to yield, usually pretty significant. 

We call that kind of corn "365 day corn" instead of the standard 90 or 100 day 
corn......

Joan Sommer
Fredonia
N. Ozaukee County
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From: wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [wisbirdn-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Tom Schaefer [schaefertrees@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:41 PM
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Subject: [wisb] Corn...off topic

I'm sure many of you have noticed how much corn was left standing this fall
and into the winter.  Well today I observed one field being combined!  Never
thought I'd witness a harvest in the snow.

The lone pheasant in the backyard would love some of that.

Tom Schaefer
Hartford
Washington County


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