It is well established that tillage influence corn yields, part of which may be through its influence on drying and warming soils in the spring. Managing residue may also influence drying and warming in the spring. The objective of this research was to investigate what impact residue quantity has on the yield response to different tillage and starter fertilizer treatments, and assess the ability of these treatments to maintain sufficient ground cover for conservation in a corn on corn system. This report summarizes the results for the 2012 growing season, the second year of this project.

Read the entire report here: Impact of Residue Removal on Yield Response to Various Tillage and Starter Fertilizer Treatments