Source: By James DeDecker and Kevin Gould, Michigan State University Extension
Beneath the snow now blanketing Michigan’s corn fields lays a valuable but underused commodity: corn stover. The term “stover” refers to all of the leaf, stalk and cob tissue commonly left after grain harvest.
Removing corn stover from agricultural fields to produce cellulosic ethanol requires careful management to avoid adding greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion to the environment, say Purdue University researchers.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, a group of no-tillers gather in southwestern Wis., to carry on Dave Brandt’s vision of a farmer-led learning center at the Sinsinawa Mound Center. Plus, Stockton, Ill., no-tiller Greg Thoren shares how he’s netting $195 more per acre than his peers who practice conventional tillage.
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