North of Bismarck, North Dakota, Clark Coleman is cutting corn for silage. Coleman told Illinois Extension Farm Broadcaster Todd Gleason the corn is struggling, with some of the crop measuring only one foot and half tall. “Cobs are small; the size of your thumb or bigger. The kernels are 14 to 16 around. The rest of the corn is drying up.” Coleman got creative to harvest the silage corn. “My row crop headers won’t push through. You need to be pushing corn to get it into the chopper,” says Coleman. “We started looking around to change our chopper. We found a draper head specifically built for choppers. I don’t think there are many out there, but it’s working a lot better than the row crop header.” KFYR TV in Bismarck has more with Coleman.
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