Innovative stubble management for seeding begins at harvest

Bill Long from Ag Consulting Co and the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group discusses the advantages of novel stubble handling techniques at and following harvest to prepare paddocks for successful seeding and crop establishment. Stripper fronts used at harvest decrease fuel costs, shortens the harvesting time therefore exposure to weather damage and reduces snail contamination. Processing the standing straw through a conventional open front ensures a faster breakdown in stubble, creating ideal conditions for seeding.