CROPS NEWS
Recycling Nutrients
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Jan 30, 2014 09:40 AM CST

Farmers are going to great lengths to manage corn residue. More corn-on-corn, less tillage and tougher stalks are all contributing to residue buildup.

The traditional approach has been to size it into smaller pieces and tie it down with soil. However this traditional practice isn't working fast enough to satisfy grower expectations, particularly when they are dealing with Bt-corn that tends to have tougher stalks. That's bringing a variety of new approaches to the market including some products that facilitate quicker residue breakdown.

Agricen, a Loveland Products Company, has introduced Accomplish LM, a biochemical product that speeds up nutrient release ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Bollworm Invades U.S.
Pest Roundup
Farming With Friendlies
Don't Pick Just One
Best Ways to Battle Flea Beetles