Corn Stalks and Clover: Connecting Crop Residue and Soil Health
Listen in as Dr. Jeanette Norton, a soil microbiologist at Utah State University, explains the benefits of leaving crop and cover crop residue on the soil, the role of microbes in the soil food web, and the benefits of different residue types for supplying nutrients.
Dig deeper with these resources about managing crop residue:
- “Corn & Soybeans Crop Residue Management Guide” by US Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- “Do post-harvest crop residues in no-till systems provide for nitrogen needs of following crops?” by Rashad S. Alghamdi and Larry Cihacek, 2021.
- “[Webinar] Digging into Crop Residue Breakdown: The Role of Soil Microbes” by David Stark for No-Till Farmer.
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