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By Mark Watson
Panhandle No till Educator 

No Till notes: 'Power of Legumes, Part 4'


Last week I visited about the results of the biological tests we ran on our winter wheat stubble, which showed very low microbial activity. The winter wheat sample had a total microbial biomass number of only 1,248.84. This low result would be expected since there is not much actively growing in the field and the residue is a high carbon-low nitrogen type residue. This high carbon-low nitrogen type residue explains why winter wheat residue is valuable in our region as the residue is hard to break down and lasts a long time. The winter wheat stubble gives our soil a good coat of armor for pr...

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