The Fond du lac County Forage Council has partnered with Country Visions Coop and UW- Extension to offer free corn silage moisture testing. Analysis of samples will be done by Rock River Lab.
Anyone wishing to have their corn silage tested for moisture content should bring 4 fresh cut stalks per sample, cut at silage height, and be ready to provide your name, location, phone number, corn hybrid name, hybrid maturity, and corn planting date. The first date for free moisture testing will be Tuesday, September 5th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Country Visions Coop located at 455 W 11th St. in Fond du Lac. Moisture testing will also be held September 12th and 19th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the same location.
Individual moisture results will be available on the UW-Extension-Fond du Lac AG website shortly after each test date at http://fyi.uwex.edu/fdlag/fdl-ag-corn-silage/ via a link to Dr. Joe Lauer’s state Corn Silage Drydown webpage. These results can be used by local producers to help determine their harvest window.
Sponsors of the silage testing include: The Fond du Lac County Forage Council, Country Visions Coop. Fond du Lac; UW-Extension; CP Feeds; Croplan Seeds (Winfield); Dairyland Seeds; DeKalb Seeds (Monsanto); Insight FS Coop.; LG Seeds (Nic Weber); Mycogen Seeds (Dow); NK Seeds (Syngenta); and Oakfield Elevator. All sponsors will be recognized at the chopping sites. Anyone wishing to provide additional sponsorships of this Forage Council event can contact Dave Schraufnagel at Country Visions Coop. in Fond du Lac at 920-923-7960.
For more information call the Fond du Lac Country Visions Coop. at 920-923-7960 or Fond du Lac UW-Extension at 920-929-3171.