YouTube Farming Discussion
7 days after harvest
EXPLODED STALK TOPS
Are an easy way to spot that a field has been managed with Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls and ready for fast decomposition.
Your first look behind a corn head running Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls reveals finely-chopped residue that is positioned directly over the row. The purpose of chopping cornstalks into confetti-like residue is to quickly start the natural degradation progress so that key nutrients are recycled back into the soil and ready to grow a productive crop the following year.
An in-field examination with Dave Hula after a 4-inches of heavy rainfall shows that Calmer residue doesn’t wash away.
Seed-to-soil contact in the spring begins with proper residue-to-soil contact in the fall. By sizing cornstalks during harvest with Calmer Stalk Rolls, you’ll be able to reduce a management pass across the field and recycle important nutrients into the soil faster to ensure top yields the following growing season.