Residue Management

Corn Residue Breakdown as Affected by Tillage and N Application

There is a common belief among many farmers and agronomists that tillage can accelerate residue breakdown. Likewise, there is the belief that the application of nitrogen fertilizer on crop residue after harvest can speed up the process of residue breakdown. Neither assertion is true, say researchers at Iowa State University.
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6 Planter Setups for Tough No-Till Conditions

Growers in central Pennsylvania share how they tweaked their planting units to optimize corn stands while still getting cover crops into their rotations.
Soil conditions in Pennsylvania can vary as much as the terrain, from sandy or clay loam to rocks and knobs of shale — presenting a potential nightmare for no-tillers trying to achieve consistent stands and protect yield potential.
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Tips for Verifying Combine Adjustments During Crop Harvest

Taking time to verify combine adjustments made in the shop match with the field conditions may seem time consuming but can minimize harvest loss as well as profit loss. This article from Iowa State University Extension discusses how to evaluate for pre-harvest loss and losses during harvest, and the types of in-field adjustments that can be made to minimize harvest losses.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Jim Leverich: Advancing No-Till Through Research, Practice, and Extension Service

In this episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with longtime no-tiller and county extension agent Jim Leverich on the role he played in advancing no-till in the area around his Sparta, Wis., home.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with longtime no-tiller and county extension agent Jim Leverich on the role he played in advancing no-till in the area around his Sparta, Wis., home.
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