Stubble management tools compared: Is there a right way?

Straw harrow, flail mulcher, discs or a tine cultivator: Which system is the best for encouraging volunteers to germinate? We compare several systems to see what’s what

by Sonke Schulz/Christian Bruse

24 Oct 2021

Post-harvest stubble management can take many forms depending on what tops your priority list. Is it minimum fuel use, getting over the ground as quickly as possible, the time it takes for stubble and trash to break down or maybe moisture conservation? If you include soil and weather conditions, you could write several books on the subject. However, for this particular profi article our attention is solely on one matter; which tool design is best for getting as many volunteers to germinate as possible?