“An occasional tillage to deal with weed, disease and compaction issues in no-till farming systems has no long term negative impacts and the benefits outweigh the negatives” Soil erosion and the loss of organic matter are high priorities on any farmers mind and have been for decades. As time goes on we learn more about […]
Blockages are a major issue at seeding time for Australian growers. The Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation in a recent report on the issue finds that “blockages become an increasing issue when stubble loads are above three tonne per hectare (3t/ha).”
As a result of Bumper Yields in the 2016 Harvest, many canola growers are faced with thick, heavy stubble to manage post-harvest. There is a key time period that you need to look out for as the stubble dries…
The GRDC uses the old ‘rotting fence-post’ analogy to explain the immense benefits of Stubble Retention. The best way to incorporate stubble is into the top few inches of soil as there is the oxygen here for microbes to break it down, depositing valuable nutrition back into the soil.