Crop Residue A Valuable Resource
There was once a time that farmers viewed crop residue – the leftover leaves, stems and other debris from the previous cash crop after harvest – as a waste material. In the past it’s been thrown away and burned. But not anymore.
Today’s farmers recognise the benefits of crop residue and are looking for ways to better manage it.
Improve your soil with crop residue
There are many benefits to utilising crop residue. These include:
- Crop residue helps to reduce the risk of soil erosion.
- By incorporating crop residue evenly through your topsoil, you’ll reduce moisture loss. In addition, it will improve the water-holding capacity of your soil.
- You’re improving your soil with the addition of organic matter and nutrients.
- Crop residue management is an important tool in weed control.
- Carbon from the crop residue is broken down and absorbed into the soil, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air.
- Crop residue helps to improve the fertility, structure and overall health and your soil.
In summary, good crop residue will improve the soil for your next cash crop, increasing both the quality and the yield.
Bute Discs makes crop residue management easy
To make the most of your crop residue, you need a way to efficiently and effectively mulch, cut up and evenly incorporate the residue into your topsoil. Which is exactly what Bute Discs’ disc chain system does.
Our disc chains can be used to mulch and break down residue, and incorporate it evenly into the soil in one pass. You’ll improve your soil quickly and easily, while at the same time saving you time and reducing fuel costs.
To find out more about how to make the most of your crop residue and improve your residue management, contact Bute Discs today.