Harvesting Crop Residues

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Harvesting of crop residue can provide a resource for livestock feed and the production of cellulosic biofuel. Learn how to evaluate how much crop residue can be sustainably harvested from your fields based on soil nutrient availability, soil organic matter, water erosion and runoff, wind erosion, soil water availability, and yield.

Topics covered in this four-page NebGuide include:

  • Estimated amount of crop residue produced
  • Value of removed nutrients
  • Soil organic matter
  • Water erosion and runoff
  • Wind erosion
  • Soil water
  • Manure application
  • Cover crops
  • Harvest equipment limitations
  • Estimating the amount of crop residue to harvest
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Harvesting of crop residue can provide a resource for livestock feed and the production of cellulosic biofuel. Learn how to evaluate how much crop residue can be sustainably harvested from your fields based on soil nutrient availability, soil organic matter, water erosion and runoff, wind erosion, soil water availability, and yield.

Topics covered in this four-page NebGuide include:

  • Estimated amount of crop residue produced
  • Value of removed nutrients
  • Soil organic matter
  • Water erosion and runoff
  • Wind erosion
  • Soil water
  • Manure application
  • Cover crops
  • Harvest equipment limitations
  • Estimating the amount of crop residue to harvest

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SKU G1846
Book Cover Type No
Price $1.00