Ontario corn growers are dealing with the results of late planting dates, low crop heat unit (CHU) accumulations, and early frost on their crop. In these situations, corn may be killed by frost before it reaches the normal stage of maturity and moisture for silage.
Some fields planted for grain may not mature adequately for optimum yield, moisture and quality. Farmers may be looking at salvaging these crops by harvesting or selling some of those fields for silage.
Joel Bagg, retired forage specialist, looks at some factors that make a difference for growers looking to make the most of frost-damaged corn silage. | READ MORE