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.

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This week, winter wheat prices touched a three-year high, but it didn’t last. Chicago SRW wheat prices for September 2018 gained 5 per cent or about 26 cents US/bushel to close at $5.56. While the December 2018 contract was up 5.4 percent — or nearly 30 cents — to finish a tad under $5.80. In…Read more »


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