As corn farmers race to get the 2020 crop in the bin, those affected by the derecho storm system that moved through the Midwest in early August face a compounding factor in getting the grain dried down and prepared for long-term storage…if it’s even available. Field drydown has been affected by the storm, with inconsistent drying because of downed or lodged plants. New tools can help growers estimate crop moisture levels and resulting grain drying needs, accounting for environmental conditions like humidity and temperature, as well as status of the crop standing in the field. Such data is important to determining harvest schedules, as crop moisture is a key variable in the long-term viability of corn in storage. Find out more here.