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Drying 2011 Corn Crop

corn on the cobThis year's early frost could make drying corn a challenge. About 17 percent of North Dakota's corn crop didn't reach the dent stage before frost ended the growing season. The corn's moisture content likely will vary greatly. Field drying normally is more economical until mid to late October, and mechanical high-temperature drying usually is more economical after that. To reduce energy use when high-temperature drying, use the maximum temperature that will not damage the corn

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