Corn residue utilization effects on yield, crop water use and the soil resource

MARTY SCHMER - Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS Author
03/20/2017 Added
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Corn residue or stover has been used for decades for grazing, livestock bedding, or harvested as supplemental feed for beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. There are multiple advantages to utilizing corn residue, including managing residue quantity in high production fields, supplemental revenue, and a simple, cost-effective method of integrating crop-livestock systems. In addition to its use for the livestock industry, corn residue is the primary feedstock for a fledgling cellulosic bioenergy industry. This seminar will look at current USDA-ARS research on corn residue utilization in Nebraska and in the Corn Belt Region.

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