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Ken Ferrie’s Tips for Corn-on-Corn Residue

February 5, 2011
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete
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Ken Ferrie explains on corn-on-corn rotations can be tricky for residue management. And shows one farmer’s success story with a root system that provides a mighty chassis for corn yields in Episode 13 of Corn College TV.

“When looking at your tillage equipment, consider shank width, depth of machine, and the horsepower needed,” Ferrie says. “Remember what you are attempting to do, whether shattering for root penetration or to get rid of a plow sole.”

The challenge of residue decomposition in corn-on-corn varies by geographic region.

“There are demands to get the residue to decompose. Here in central Illinois, the more we can incorporate the residue, the faster the breakdown,” Ferrie says.

When considering a new tillage tool to tackle your challenges, Ferrie suggests to try them before you buy them to make sure you enough horsepower and traction.

Learn more in Episode 13 of Corn College TV.

 

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