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SP FAQ - Residue handling

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We are told that surface residues are an integral part of how a Cross Slot opener operates. Will it function in the absence of residues?

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Are Cross Slot openers of any advantage in tilled soils?

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How well do Cross Slot openers handle heavy residues?

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What is meant by micro-management of residues?

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Is there a trade off between residue handling and residue retention?

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Where does Cross Slot fit into that conundrum?

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So when are residues too heavy for other openers?

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What happens with other openers in residues greater than 3 tonnes/hectare?

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Are there any other benefits of being able to handle large volumes of residues?

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What is so special about how Cross Slot openers handle residues?

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We have heard Cross Slot's residue handling ability described as 'low-disturbance' . What is 'ultra- low disturbance' ?

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Are there any residues that Cross Slot handles better or worse than others?

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Does this have any implications for sowing on the rows of the previous crop, between the rows or across the rows?

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What management implications does that have?

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Isn't there a danger in some climates that continuously-retained residues will not break down fast enough before the next crop is harvested and therefore get thicker and thicker over time until they become unmanageable?

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But does the system ever get overloaded?