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10 Tips for Managing Residue Both During and After Harvest

High-tech corn heads, straw choppers, vertical tillage and more can help growers get fields ready for the next growing season.
It’s often said that a successful season in a no-till system starts with last season’s harvest. That means how no-tillers and strip-tillers manage field residue can either help or hurt when it comes time to plant the following spring.
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Crop Residue Affects Soil Life Between Growing Seasons

After harvest in the fall, farmers take the harvested crops to market or store them on their farm. They don't take the whole plant from the field, though. The leftover parts of the plant, like the stalk and leaves from corn, remain in the field. This debris is called crop residue. Read more in this article from Phys.org and the American Society of Agronomy.
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[Webinar] Managing Crop Residue Decomposition — Turning Trash Into A Treasure

Dan Coffin, certified professional agronomist and consultant with Soil & Plant Nutritional Concepts, helps no-tillers understand the factors that may be hindering their efforts to breakdown residue efficiently and offer up techniques and practices to gain all the benefits available from crop residue. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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