Continuous-corn residue isn’t a headache for strip-tiller Tim Koosmann. “We build next year’s strips in between this year’s corn rows,” says the Appleton, Minn., fifth-generation farmer. “All that’s left in the strips is corn roots.
“By fall, last year’s residue has decomposed to the point that it crumbles to dust if it’s disturbed or driven over. Only the outsides of the stalks remain; the pith has rotted away. We have a lot