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This week's bluebird weather is just what the doctor (or agronomist) ordered for optimum harvest conditions. But here’s a quick heads up if you haven't already: Check your bins.

"It may be due to the warm weather and the fact the corn may have been harvested wetter than in the recent past," he says. "The test weights are lighter and the corn is less dense, making it more prone to breakage. Hence, there is more foreign material. Since few screen corn prior to or after it comes out of the dryer anymore, air flow in the centers of these bins may be somewhat more restricted than in the past.

"With the good going in the field this week, getting the crop out of the field is first and foremost on farmers' minds," he adds. "It might behoove you, though, to take a few minutes and check your bins. It would be a shame to get a nasty surprise by having your hard-earned efforts become moldy or damaged."

This week's bluebird weather is just what the doctor (or agronomist) ordered for optimum harvest conditions. But here’s a quick heads up if you haven't already: Check your bins.

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