Updated: January 8, 2021
By Lester R. Vough , Stanley W. Fultz , and E. Kim Cassel

Drought-stressed corn for grain or silage does not automatically signal disaster, as both crops can provide high quality forage for ruminant animals. Drought-stressed corn or corn that is unpollinated will produce little or no grain crop for the crop farmer to sell, but dairy producers can use the unpollinated corn for silage. On a dry matter basis, the drought-stressed corn will be approximately equal in feeding value to normal corn silage.

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