By Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent
Kewaunee and Door County UW-Extension will be holding the annual Corn Dry Down on Wednesday, August 29 at Door County Co-Op on Hwy 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay, and Tuesday, September 4 Rio Creek Feed Mill at the Luxemburg site.
Samples will be collected from 9:00am-12:00pm on both days. Samples will be delivered to Dairyland Labs, and results will be available within 24 hours.
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. Samples delivered the day before will not be tested.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, each farm can submit two samples at no charge. Any additional samples will be charged $12 per sample. It has been a very dry summer, so 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.