Effect of Stover Removal / Silage Harvest on Nutrients in the Following Year

November 11, 2019 / By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing the effects of stover removal / silage harvest on nutrients in the following year.

Harvested cornstalk residue (corn stover) after grain harvest can be used as bedding and an additional food source for livestock. Interest in corn stover has also been increasing for other uses, such as for energy production as cellulosic ethanol. While corn silage harvest has been practiced for many years and nutrient removal with silage is well known, corn stover harvest and related nutrient removal are different due to the later timing of harvest.

Learn more about how nutrient removal differs between stover removal and silage harvest and also how the timing of the removal effects soil fertility for the next cropping season in this issue of SeedScoop.

Effect of Stover Removal / Silage Harvest on Nutrients in the Following Year