Agronomy Seminar: Corn Residue Utilization Effects

Agronomy Seminar: Corn Residue Utilization Effects February 27, 2017

The effects of corn residue utilization on yield, crop water use, and the soil resource will be the focus of a seminar Friday, March 3, in Lincoln. Marty Schmer, research agronomist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, will present the program hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

Agronomy Seminar Poster

Corn residue or stover has been used for decades for grazing, livestock bedding, or harvested as supplemental feed for beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. There are multiple advantages to using corn residue, including managing residue quantity in high production fields, supplemental revenue, and a simple, cost-effective method of integrating crop-livestock systems.

In addition to its use for the livestock industry, corn residue is the primary feedstock for a fledgling cellulosic bioenergy industry. This seminar will look at current USDA-ARS research on corn residue utilization in Nebraska and in the Corn Belt.

The seminar will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room 150, Kein Hall, on the UNL East Campus. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m.

Attend in person or join online at https://connect.unl.edu/FridaySeminarSeries (enter as a guest).

View fulI schedule for spring 2017 seminars.For more information about the seminar series, contact Judy Fredrick at jfredrick3@unl.edu.