The Kewaunee and Door County University of Wisconsin-Extension offices offer an opportunity to have standing corn intended for corn silage tested for whole plant moisture on Thursday, September 14 at Rio Creek Feed Mill – Luxemburg location, 715 Frontier Road, Luxemburg. All testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon. On-site testing will take place and results will be ready within minutes of plant delivery.
Testing will also take place on Thursday, September 21 at Door County Co-Op, 6460 State Highway 42/57, Sturgeon Bay. This date is for sample drop-off only.
The purpose of the testing is to check the whole plant moisture level of the corn and determine the optimal harvest date. To participate in the testing, please bring 4-5 stalks of corn with you, bundled and tagged. Please include variety, relative maturity, and planting date. The sample should be a representative sample of your entire field.
The samples will be delivered to the Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. for testing. Samples delivered the day before will not be tested. There is no charge for the testing and there is a limit of two free samples per farm. There will be a $12 charge for additional samples. Nitrate testing is also available for $9. Payment will be due when samples are delivered.
This educational effort is sponsored by UW-Extension. For more information please contact Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County agriculture agent, at 920-388-7138 or Annie Deutsch, Door County agriculture agent, at 920-746-2263.