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#3250906 - 05/20/13 09:10 AM Corn Harvest?
Redfred16
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I know in Wisconsin, the sweet corn is generally harvested in August and field(aka feed) corn is late September or early October before it's harvested, weather depending.

What are the usual harvest time frames on corn here in Tennessee? The gentleman that has agriculture rights on my lease planted 20+ acres of corn, and it's already 6-8" high. This is the first year that corn has been planted here, it's normally just a hay field. I guess he has a machine that tills, sprays and plants all in one pull. It would be pretty interesting to see, but he still have quite a bit of other plants growing in his rows.

Just trying to think if that will be a big benefit during bow or gun season.
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#3250942 - 05/20/13 09:58 AM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Redfred16]
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Typically corn is combined before Labor Day weekend when dove hunters like to hunt over corn fields. That varies but it's a good general rule of thumb for field corn.
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#3250959 - 05/20/13 10:26 AM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Wow thats pretty early. The turkeys, squirrels and others will have the field picked clen by deer season.
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#3250972 - 05/20/13 10:35 AM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Redfred16]
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Ask the farmer to leave a few rows around the edges. Then you have the option of leaving it standing for deer season or mowing some of the rows periodically.
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#3250988 - 05/20/13 10:43 AM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Rubberduck270]
Redfred16
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Ask the farmer to leave a few rows around the edges. Then you have the option of leaving it standing for deer season or mowing some of the rows periodically.


I may ask him to do that. I just hope he cuts the rest of the hay a few times this year and doesn't ignore it. Last week it was almost waist high and a pain to walk through.
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#3251000 - 05/20/13 10:57 AM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Redfred16]
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If the hay is left around the corn that would be a good thing. The deer, especially bucks, will feel safer about coming out before dark
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#3251075 - 05/20/13 12:50 PM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: morgancountry]
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I suppose now is a god time for it to be long for turkeys to nest in and the fawns to hide in. But it is really high. First time I walked the property I almost stepped on 2 hens before they jumped. Scared the death out of me, like flushing a 20lb pheaseant, LOL.

But I also have had friends lost deer trying to track in uncut over grown fields like that, blood gets lost quickly in there.
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#3251122 - 05/20/13 01:46 PM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Redfred16]
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End of September first of October at our farm. And the same with all the farmers I know. For the most part. All depends on the weather.I've seen it stay as long as late October because of the weather.
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#3251215 - 05/20/13 03:47 PM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: deerhunter10]
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Around here I don't see corn cut until Late October. On the WMA sometimes he waits until Early November.

most private land though is done by late October. some folks do cut it before labor day, but they are specifically doing so for dove hunting.
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#3251221 - 05/20/13 03:59 PM Re: Corn Harvest? [Re: Bone Collector]
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It all depends on farmer and variety of corn and weather. If he has dryers on his bins I've saw guys pick it as early as mid July. But if not, it should be picked by end of September.
Good luck getting him to leave some standing....doubt it happens, corn worth too much right now, unless your willing to compensate him for it.
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