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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 ...

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