You don’t usually harvest corn and bin it when it’s 80 to 90 degrees F outside for several weeks afterward. Yet that’s what happened, especially in the southern one-third of Indiana, this year. Problems can arise anywhere corn was harvested early and a long stretch of warm days set in. Even on Oct. 8, temperatures were 20 degrees above normal in most of Indiana.
“The problem is you can’t manage corn the same way as you would if it was cooler and expect it to have the same storage life,” says Gary Woodruff, district manager for GSI.