How to time maize harvesting. Reduce field and grain quality losses by timely harvesting your maize crop. Time of maize harvesting depends on intended.

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How to time maize harvesting

*For a silage crop, harvest at milk dough stage.

* For a green mealie crop, harvest at soft dough stage

* For grain crop harvest at hard dough stage when the aleuron has turned brown or black or when the crop has dried up to 16-18% moisture content if you have a grain drier and 12.5% moisture content where there is no grain drier.

Grain moisture

Check grain moisture content using any of the following methods:

  • Grain moisture meter (most recommended)
  • Platform test
  • Dry salt
  • Splitting/crushing.

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