Tips to managing residue
--Process the residue with the cornhead.
--Leave 10 to 12 inches of the corn stalk standing at harvest.
--Control traffic in the field.
--Consider grazing corn stalks to reduce residue levels.
--Use cover crops.
--Maintain sharp seed furrow openers.
--Avoid coulters that can cause air pockets in the seed zone.
--Don't hairpin residue; instead plant deeper.
--Consider residue movers in uneven residue coverage.
--Plant at the proper depth and in a uniform manner.
--Consider planter attachments rather than tillage to dry wet soils.