Leaving corn residue on fields provides a protective blanket for soil. This reduces erosion and water runoff by increasing water infiltration. But as good as this sounds, many farmers understandably ask, “How much residue is too much?”
There are all kinds of seed corn hybrids in the marketplace. The trick is to find the one that best fits your soil in order to maximize your yield.
Many farmers look to save money on the cost of seed corn. The fact is, however, that cutting seed corn costs won’t do much for profits when you look at overall yield.