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Combines, Crop Residue, and Cover Crops

Saving time is critical during fall harvest. So is managing residue to ensure an even template for the following season’s crops. In this episode, southwestern Indiana farmer Ray McCormick and Needham Ag Technologies’ Phil Needham had called in to the podcast earlier in the spring to discuss the importance of uniform residue spread for even nutrient distribution, even soil temperature and moisture, and even armoring of the soil surface. In Ray’s case, that even distribution also helps emergence of cover crop that is seeded from his combine’s head – which save him that critical time during fall harvest.

Length: 52:44

Year Produced: 2023

State: Indiana

Cropping Systems: Corn, Soybean

Tags: combine, residue, Save Money, save time