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Residue Managment with the Capello® Quasar Chopping Corn Head

Published on Monday, December 28, 2015

In our latest PFR Report, Beck’s PFR highlights the residue management research results of the Capello Quasar® corn head. This stalk chopping corn head doesn’t require another trip through the field as it’s a planned pass during harvest.

Beck's PFR found that the chopping corn head aided in residue management by decreasing residue size, evenly distributing the stalk matter across the width of the corn head, all while saving time, fuel, and labor. In soybeans, the Capello® Quasar Corn Head achieved a 3.2 Bu./A. advantage. That yield gain equated to a $30.98/A. net advantage when considering the current price of soybeans at $9.68/Bu. In no-till continuous corn, the stalk chopping program achieved a 29.7 Bu./A. difference in comparison to traditional stalk stompers.

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Dan Hibma

9/18/2017 2:14 PM

Hi, we have the capello chopping head and two years ago we did a 80 part chopping and part non chopping. We could not see any difference. And last year we left them off on all our corn. With that being said, we are wondering what we should do this year. We also no till all of our soybeans. With that being said, we are wondering what we should do this year. This past May we had 45 minutes of 85 mph wind and it blow everything, cobs stalks, soil and made a real mess. Wherever we drove on the stalks and broke them off, the blew away and made windrows against the stalks that were standing. We had one 80 that we had to work up and replant it made such a mess. Should we or should we not run our choppers is the question for this harvest. W do not except a wind event like that again, but we do get 50 mph winds here in northwest Iowa. Also planting in the mat of stalks is a concern in the spring. Thanks for your response.

Dan Hibma

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