Dick Nissen and his son Chris farm in Clay County, SD and encounter some of the typical east River conditions many farmers face especially in the spring (including residue). It turns out that Chris Nissen is a passionate soil health guy sometimes struggling to see why his neighbors spend as much as they do on…
Al Miron, from Minnehaha County, South Dakota, discusses how a problem with residue in the short-term may be necessary for long-term soil health (one where residue and soil microbes work with your crops, not against them)!
South Dakota farmer Ralph Holzwarth discusses the issue with over-valuing a crop’s performance during the growing season and why building your organic matter through residue is far more important!
Dwayne Beck of Dakota Lakes Research Farm addresses the two opposing views of residue – one as a “friend”, the other as an “enemy” – and shines a light on why residue can be a great resource.
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