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Sponsored: Residue Management: Minimize Carbon Penalty, Allow More Timely Nutrient Release
In this Practical Farm Research (PFR)® study, Beck's Central Illinois PFR team set out to evaluate multiple residue managment methods. The goal of this study was to determine which method breaks down residue faster, which method to plant the earliest, and ultimately which method offers the highest yield. In 2015, the Capello® Quasar Corn Head, Yetter Stalk Devastator, and NDY Stalk Stompers were all tested in both no-till and conventional-till scenarios.
“The results from this study were amazing! Last year at the Central IL PFR site, we experienced yields well over 200 Bu./A. The residue load was high. Both the Capello Quasar Corn Head and the Yetter Stalk Devastator performed in conventional-till and no-till, averaging an 18.4 Bu./A. increase over the NDY Stalk Stomper. The Capello Quasar Corn Head and Yetter Stalk Devastators minimized the carbon penalty by sizing the residue which allowed for quicker warming of the soil and more timely nutrient release,” says Denny Cobb, Beck’s Field Agronomist.
Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.
Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. Capello® is a registered trademark of Capello USA.