Corn silage harvest underway in southwest Minnesota
Corn silage harvest is underway in southwest Minnesota.
Nathan Collins of Murdock says his crew started chopping Monday, about a week earlier than normal.
“We’re typically (beginning) around Labor Day, plus or minus a couple of days. But things have progressed a little earlier this year, attributable to the weather. Obviously it’s been a little bit drier and we’ve had some hot spells in there.”
He tells Brownfield it’s too early to get a handle on yield.
“We don’t have a lot of numbers in (because) we’re just getting rolling, but yield looks pretty decent. It’s going to be down a little bit.”
Collins says moisture is also less than expected, but he’s not surprised given how dry this season has been.