Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Sep 8, 2015 11:24 AM CDT

Corn harvest is already underway in some areas and you're probably seeing articles and advertisements on ways to help digest corn residue. The introduction of Bt corn with European corn borer resistance, improvements in plant health, greater stalk strength and routine use of fungicides and foliar nutritionals have all increased stalk strength and made stalks just plain tough. They decompose slowly, play havoc on tires and create challenges for planting next season. Managing corn stalks is more than just a challenge, it can be a real headache.

So how do we get stalks to decompose more rapidly and consistently and ...

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