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Sheared, Cut Residue Benefits Earthworms, No-Tilling

Data from a family-owned western Illinois research farm demonstrates that more finely processed corn stalks break down more quickly, improve nutrient cycling and earthworm populations.

RECENT RESEARCH on Alpha, Ill., no-tiller Marion Calmer’s farm appears to show the value of using advanced technology in today’s corn heads to more effectively manage residue during harvest.

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No-Till Notes: Is Your Corn Header Handling No-Till Residue?

Many new technologies are available today for corn headers, but no-tillers must keep their residue management goals in mind.

For many years we’ve had corn heads designed to accommodate only the row spacing you’ve chosen to plant. And these headers may or may not have done the best job handling the stout corn hybrids we have today, which affects the residue situation no-tillers must deal with the following year.

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