Agronomy Seminar: Corn Residue Utilization Effects
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.
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).