Rees shares thoughts on residue management

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By Jenny Rees


Grazing Corn Residue: With harvest completed or rapidly nearing completion, some may be interested in residue management. Grazing can remove corn kernels lost during the harvest process, reducing volunteer corn for the following year and reduces residue while benefiting cattle as livestock feed. However, many stalks in Nebraska are left ungrazed for various reasons. One reason I’ve heard is the potential impact of increased compaction and reduced yield of the next crop. Nebraska Extension has longterm research addressing this concern…in fact, 16 years of research conducted at the Ag Research and Development Center near Mead.


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