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Corn Drydown Rates Slow in September

The September weather conditions have slowed the corn dry down rate. Temperature and humidity are the primary factors affecting drydown rates. Cool conditions and high humidity slow drydown, whereas, warm temperatures and low humidity result in rapid field drying of corn.

Because the rate of drydown is greater when it is warmer, a crop maturing the first of September will drydown at a different rate than if it matures mid-September. Typically, moisture loss will be approximately 0.8 percentage point per day to 0.4 at the end of September.

 As we move into October, cooler temperature can hamper field drying of corn. Also, corn stalk rot has been found in many fields, therefore, growers may want to consider harvest before lodging occurs.

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724, Heather Benedict at 660-425-6434 or Wyatt Miller at 816-776-6961, Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension.

Fall Armyworm Feeding in Area Pastures

Producers with hay and pasture should watch for fall armyworm feeding.  Shawn Deering, Livestock Specialist, reports feeding in Gentry and other surrounding counties.  Damage has been reported in scattered fields.

Since the worms feed on foliage, pastures used for stockpiling and grazing could be lost but not killed. However, newly established grasses or alfalfa grass stands may be killed. Also, watch for grasshopper damage as they can kill new forage stands. This insect will often kill the outside areas of the field if left to feed.

Watch for leaf feeding by fall armyworm which will indicate the need for close examination of the field. Caterpillars feed in the evening and hide under plant residues during the day.  Most of the feeding occurs during the last few days of the developing worms which can cause damage very quickly.

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724, Heather Benedict at 660-425-6434 or Wyatt Miller at 816-776-6961, Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension.


Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Harrison County

Skylar and Tiffany Cox and family of Bethany were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's Farm Family Day.
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Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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