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Adjusting Equipment for Tough Corn Stalks

Minnesota grower Ed McNamara explains how the turbo coulter on his planter does a better job of cutting through corn residue and preventing residue from hairpinning, as well as how the Calmer BT Chopper rolls prevent tire damage from tough corn stalks and aids in faster residue breakdown.
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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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Are Twin Rows The Corn System Of The Future?

The push is on to increase corn yields to a 300-bushel U.S. average. Twin rows may allow corn roots room to grow to capture nutrients and water, while allowing plants to capture more available sunlight.
Have you ever felt like you needed a little more space? If Greg Selbrede’s corn plants could talk, the Leon, Wis., no-tiller figures they would have been telling him they felt just a bit claustrophobic.
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