Perceptions of Crop Consultants and Crop Producers on Grazing Corn Residue in Nebraska
"Perceptions of Crop Consultants and Crop Producers on Grazing Corn Residue in Nebraska," published in this month's Journal of Extension, reports on the results of a survey asking about what factors influenced their recommendations or decisions regarding grazing residue. The article is by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers Jordan Cox-O'Neill, Kristen Ulmer, Manbir Rakkar, Lisa Franze-Castle, Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Mary Drewnoski, James MacDonald, and Richard Rasby.
Most consultants and producers reported making decisions on the basis of their personal observations. It notes that while corn residue grazing has been practiced for many years in Nebraska, it's estimated that only about 25% of the state's corn residue is currently grazed. Researchers sought to better understand the factors influencing this management decision so Extension education could be developed accordingly.