It pays to get an early start on preparation for corn silage harvest – according to DuPont Pioneer experts – and there are many keys to a successful silage harvest. First – experts say it’s the perfect time to estimate when fields will be ready based on tassel or silk dates. Second – achieving proper moisture is the most important factor in making high-quality corn silage – so tassel date, milk line and sample silage are three important steps to determining the proper harvest moisture. Third – properly prepare and adjust harvest equipment to prevent fermentation and nutritional issues. Fourth – choose a quality silage inoculant to help prevent loss from shrink and help silage remain stable during feedout. Finally – talk with employees and family members about potential threats and go over safety training. For more information – visit Pioneer dot com (www.pioneer.com).