Crop residue in continuous corn can be difficult to manage. If residue is not dealt with, it can decrease seed to soil contact, emergence, and vigor. Residue can also tie up nitrogen (N) during much of the season making it unavailable to the corn crop. Additionally, residue can harbor disease pathogens. While the speed of residue degradation is heavily influenced by weather and the environment, there are actions that can be taken during and after harvest, as well as in the spring to help decrease the negative effects of excessive crop residue.