September 21, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds
Corn kernels achieve black layer or physiological maturity when a black film develops at the tip of a kernel. The black film or layer seals the kernel from further development or increase in test weight. The kernel moisture content at black layer formation usually ranges from 25% to 40%, and averages around 30% moisture.
When you are preparing to harvest your corn crop, keep these key points in mind:
Learn more in this issue of SeedScoop.Black Layer Helps Guide Corn Harvest Timing