The wet conditions of the 2009 corn harvest presented challenges for farmers and those difficulties still have not come to an end.
"Because the harvest was so unique last fall, we were doing things that we hadn’t done in a long time," says Purdue University Extension ag engineer Richard Stroshine. "We were harvesting corn a lot later, and at higher moistures and some of it had disease in it. Because of that, there is the potential for some problems to develop."
The higher harvest moisture content and ear rot damage make it likely there is more fine material in grain bins.