Wheat School: Giving Residue Management the Attention It Needs


You’ve heard it time and time again — proper residue management is essential for good seedbed preparation. It ensures uniform nutrient loading and soil temperatures, increases the likelihood of good seed-to-soil contact, and mitigates the risk of plugging and other during seeding.

We’re back on residue again, and it’s just driving me crazy that we still aren’t doing a good job of spreading that residue.

In this episode of the Wheat School, RealAgriculture’s Peter Johnson walks us around one farm owner’s solution: a hydraulic spreader add-on. Johnson also gives some mileage to newer combines, where residue management is finally getting the attention it needs. In fact, some of the newer models even adjust for wind.

Don’t miss out on Peter Johnson’s weekly podcast! Wheat Pete’s Word.

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