Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Combine Modifications for Harvesting Down Corn after Derecho

Author: Nathan Meyers (Iowa State University)

  • Combine Modifications for Harvesting Down Corn after Derecho

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Combine Modifications for Harvesting Down Corn after Derecho

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Abstract

On August 10, 2020, a severe derecho swept across central Iowa and into Illinois. The peak wind speeds were recorded at 110 to 140 mph causing widespread damage to structures and crops. Between Madrid and Luther, Iowa, the winds blew in a northwest to southeast direction laying the corn flat. Ninety-five percent of the corn plants were leaning at a 35-45 degree angle, and the highest point of the corn plant was about 2 ft off the ground. Very few of the corn plants had broken stalks or green snap.

How to Cite:

Meyers, N., (2021) “Combine Modifications for Harvesting Down Corn after Derecho”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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28 Apr 2021