Residue management is important for proper seedbed preparation. Golden Harvest agronomist Adam Aarestad says spring soil compaction is also be another concern if the seedbed is too wet. “We want to make sure we’re closing the rows up and make sure our row closers are doing their job,” he says. “As we run equipment through mucky, wet soil, it will create a wall of slime. When it hardens, the roots aren’t able to penetrate through it and this could create issues down the road for standability and nutrient access.”
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