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This photo was featured in the November/December 2010 NEBLINE Newsletter
ANSWER: Corn Residue
Corn residue is the leaves, stubble and stalks of corn left in the field after harvesting the ears of corn. This residue is beneficial and if left on the soil surface, is one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods farmers can use to help reduce soil erosion.
For more information:
- Managing Corn and Sorghum Residues During the Pre-Winter Wheat Fallow Period
- Tillage and Crop Residue Affect Irrigation Requirements
- Estimating Percent Residue Cover Using the Line-Transect Method
Using Corn Residue:
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