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Read those labels before feeding corn silage salvaged from drought-damaged fields that were originally intended for grain.

Herbicides and insecticides applied to the corn crop throughout the season have feeding restrictions, reminds Keith Johnson, a Purdue University Extension forage specialist. Pay close attention to herbicide and insecticide labels and be in touch with chemical suppliers to make sure the crop is harvested and fed safely.

Also be sure to have the feed tested for nitrate levels, which can be higher in droughtdamaged.corn.

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