NEWS
Production Blog
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Dec 7, 2010 09:48 AM CST

If you follow my blog you know that I am interested in residue digesters as a way to improve soil health and speed up residue decomposition. I only hope that they work because results aren't easy to measure.

Last spring I sprayed different residue digesters on different fields of cornstalks and I hoped for the best. However in most of those fields, I came back shortly after and sprayed glyphosate as a burndown.

Yesterday one of the vendors called me and asked if I sprayed glyphosate on and I said yes and within a few weeks of application. He said ...

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...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • 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
China, Currency and Soybeans
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Stay on Top of SDS
USDA Throws a Curveball
Todd's Take
Watch Out for White Mold
Kub's Den
Brazil to Plant More Soy in 2015-16
Todd's Take