Frank Comments: Keep Your No-Till “Cool”
Residue Management

Frank Comments: Keep Your No-Till “Cool”

LEAVING RESIDUE on the surface to keep the soil from getting so hot that it seriously impacts plant growth is among the benefits of no-tilling. Along these lines, there’s some interesting research being done at Montana State University that demonstrates how cooler soils not only lead to higher yields, but also reduce the need for fallowing fields to conserve moisture and favorably impact climate change.

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The Dollars and Cents of Residue Breakdown

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Doug Miller, agronomist and vice president of Midwest Bio-Tech, will help you understand the fertility value of the nutrients in crop residue and how the residue decay process affects your bottom line. In addition, Miller shares what he’s learned about soil health and residue decay through the use of Solvita tests. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]

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