CropWatch Launches a Podcast: Removing Corn Residue

Corn field with baled residue
Learn more about your options for using crop residue as well as when it's better not to disburb it on this month's Nebraska CropWatch podcast, a new feature. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

CropWatch Launches a Podcast: Removing Corn Residue

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Beginning this week, CropWatch is adding podcasts to its line-up of information resources. Podcasts are the perfect way to hear from Nebraska ag experts when you’re on the go. Nebraska CropWatch podcasts are posted to iTunes (Apple), feeds.feedburner.com/NebraskaCropWatch (Android), and to the university’s MediaHub.unl.edu. Using your favorite podcast reader, subscribe to Nebraska CropWatch to be notified as new podcasts are posted.

Podcast 1: Removing Corn Residue

On this, the inaugural podcast, Nebraska Extension Educator Michael Sindelar interviews Marty Schmer and Virginia Jin, USDA ARS researchers, on removing corn residue. In the podcast the term corn residue and corn stover are used to refer to what is left behind after grain harvest. The podcast covers uses for corn residue, general equipment for removal, and recommended removal practices including when residue removal is not recommended. Additionally, how corn residue removal can affect the soil, the proceeding year’s crop, and possible soil amelioration practices are discussed.