This is an interesting post about forage crops including a short video demonstrating a creative way one Tennessean farmer uses to monitor the harvest of a corn forage crop using an overhead drone. Corn silage is a high-quality forage crop that is used on many dairy farms and on some beef cattle farms in Tennessee. … The object of silage making is to preserve the harvested crop by anaerobic (without oxygen) fermentation. Silage is usually made from grass crops, including maize, sorghum or other cereals, using the entire green plant (not just the grain). View video here Do Indiana farmers use drones to assist in farming? If you have any thoughts, please post a comment. And if you would like to receive an occasional educational and informative post, please sign up for our Backyard Botanist Blog.