By Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator
It’s nearly corn silage harvest season and that means Kewaunee and Door County UW-Extension will be holding the annual Corn Dry Down on Thursday, September 14 at Rio Creek Feed Mill in Luxemburg, and Thursday, September 21 at the Door County Co-op in Sturgeon Bay.
Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. will be on hand to test corn moisture on September 14. Drop off your samples and wait for results, or you can opt to receive your results via email or by phone. The September 21 date in Sturgeon Bay is a sample drop off day only. Those samples will be delivered to Dairyland Labs, and results will be available the following day.
For testing, please bring 4-5 stalks of corn with you, bundled and tagged. Please include the variety, relative maturity, and planting date of each sample. Fields are very uneven this year and stalks submitted should represent the entire field. Samples delivered the day before will not be tested.
Each farm can submit two samples at no charge. Any additional samples will be charged $12 per sample. Nitrate analysis will also be available for a charge of $9. Payment for additional samples and nitrate testing is due upon sample delivery.
For more information regarding the corn dry down testing, contact the Kewaunee County UW-Extension Office at 920-388-7138 or the Door County UW-Extension Office at 920‐746‐2263. More information can be found at kewaunee.uwex.edu.