What Benefit Does Sizing Residue Provide?
Oct 01, 2010
Question: Is there much of a benefit to sizing residue?
Answer: There can be. Sizing residue this fall can help prepare the soil for your next crop, and it can also eliminate tillage trips and planter clogs. The smaller pieces of crop residue that result also decompose faster than larger ones. One caution: if you do shredding, fall tillage may need to follow quickly so the residue doesn’t have an opportunity to drift. You don’t want it to blow onto your neighbors’ fields or drift into piles. For more information on this topic, check out our AgWeb story at the following link.
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