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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Harvesting Seed Corn

On Friday I happened to pass a field of seed corn being harvested.  You can see the corn picker on the left.  I liked watching the corn being dumped into the truck.  With seed corn, it is all about seed quality.  The corn is harvested on the ear to prevent breakage of the seed coat.  That is also why it is being dumped.  The corn is dried with little or no heat.  Dry corn is shelled and sorted by sizes before treating and bagging. 

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