Posted 10/16/2020 12:39 (#8548839 - in reply to #8548806) Subject: RE: incorporating straw
I won’t speak for Alberta, but here I. Minnesota in my wet cold clay soils, we would be lucky to get 3 months of soil activity to break down straw. When it’s warm enough for activity to happen, the soils are often totally saturated so all activity shuts down.
Tile has helped, but it only can do so much.
Our organic matter and such remains high, even with full tillage and all, as things just don’t break down so much in a 12 month period.