Corn silage harvest cranked up this week. The most common word used so far when describing the corn crop, especially Pioneer 34A85 has been "awesome". The second most common word has been "fantastic".
Silage harvesters have been hard to see behind the walls of corn.
Bunkers are overflowing.
And there is still crop left in the field.
This is good news for every corn grower. Grain contributes 50% of the weight on average, to silage tonnage. Heavy silage and high grain content go hand in hand. This is evident looking at ear development on full season silage hybrids, like 34A85.