Crop Residue Management
It’s important to leave behind the right amount and type of crop residue at harvest time. And while residue is good because it helps build up soil organic matter, it can become a problem if it is so thick that it slows down the warming up of soil and drying down in the spring.
Managing residue starts at harvest and can have spring and fall tillage considerations as well. Anything that a grower can do to evenly size and spread the residue at harvest will help fields maximize the creation of organic matter during the winter months, while tillage tools can aid in further sizing and mixing crop residue. For true no-till operations, the planter or seeder must be equipped to part and/or cut through residue while precisely placing the seed in a wide range of crop residue conditions.
Learn how these Case IH products can help you manage your crop residue:
Axial-Flow® combines choppers and spreaders
Heavy-Offset Disk Harrows
True-Tandem™ disk harrows
Ecolo-Tiger® disk rippers
Ecolo-Till® in-line rippers
True-Tandem™ vertical tillage tools
Speed-Tiller High-Speed Disk
VT-Flex 435 Vertical Tillage Tool