Harvest Moisture

Get the Timing Right

Unsure when is the best time to start harvest? Start by looking at the optimum harvest moisture levels for corn, by region, from 2021.

IA RegionAvg. MoistureBest MoistureBest Yield
Northeast19.71%19%208 bu/a
Northwest17.22%16%207 bu/a
Southeast19.65%20%188 bu/a
Southwest17.42%15%186 bu/a

There's More to it Than Timing

Hear from Pioneer's team of expert field agronomists as they report from the field on timing your corn harvests.

Pioneer® brand Corn Moisture and Drydown Evaluation

Pioneer® brand Corn Moisture & Drydown Evaluation

In this video, Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Bates discusses his annual drydown study. He takes viewers through the process of gathering his data as well as the findings.

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Optimum Timing for Corn Silage Harvest

Optimum Timing for Corn Silage Harvest

Pioneer Dairy Specialist Dann Bolinger reviews the optimal timing for corn silage harvest. Silage harvest is a balancing act optimizing the maximum kernel maturity while ensuring sufficient plant health to maintain fiber digestibility and moisture.

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Late Season Corn: Assessing Plants Before Harvest

Late Season Corn: Assessing Plants Before Harvest

Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonathan Rotz assesses the performance of a PKP plot, giving an overview of the growing conditions it has been through. He assesses corn late in the season, giving farmers tips and things to learn and watch out for.

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10 Tips for Timing Harvest

Don’t get caught unprepared for this year’s harvest. Here’s our top things to keep in mind as you get ready for corn and soybean harvest.


Unlock Harvest Moisture Insights From Your Own Farm for Free with Granular Insights

Look at your fields to see what moisture level you harvested at in 2021, and how harvest moisture impacted your overall revenue.

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