Many area corn growers have struggled through a difficult harvest this season. Every season we expect difficulties with equipment, labor, trucking, weather, and dozens of other complications that farmers must work through. However this season we are seeing the additional challenge of harvesting corn fields that are as much as 100% lodged or blown down. Please join me in this two part video series including Part 1: Observations and Part 2: Harvesting. Part 1: Observations includes a visit to four area corn fields where we discuss the situation. Part 2: Harvesting provides a “ride-along” with one of the area farmers as he harvests lodged corn with a corn reel equipped combine.