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For many farmers, crop residue is a nuisance – the unfortunate byproduct of a harvested crop, hence the word “trash”. And what does trash do for any of us other than create a problem that we have to deal with?
This conventional view of crop residue has led many farmers to believe that it is a perennial problem. But what if we told you that residue doesn’t have to be viewed this way? What if we told you that residue could actually add value to a farmer’s operation?
A CHANGE IN MINDSET
Fortunately for us, the traditional view of residue has been brought into question by many farmers, ranchers and scientists alike. And leading the way in the conversation is none other than South Dakota’s Dwayne Beck of Dakota Lakes Research Farm.
Where Dwayne has a leg up on some traditional farmers isn’t so much in his methods as it is in his mindset. As opposed to viewing management practices as isolated factors, Dwayne sees an entire farm through the lens of systems thinking – and, as we note in our latest video, in a system, everything is connected!
Once we address the system as a whole and not just our individual management practices, everything starts to change – including our view of residue. But don’t just take it from us, see what Dwayne has to say in our video below and decide for yourself – residue as a friend? Merit or Myth?
JOIN THE REVOLUTION!