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Ever wondered about terminating a cover crop without using herbicides or tillage? Rolling a cover crop (or roll-crimping) may be something for you to think about. Three PFI members share their experience with using this technique in the article “Rolling Cover Crops” in the March issue of Wallaces Farmer. When done correctly (more on this in […]

March 17, 2016 

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At the Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference last month, we held a session on terminating cover crops with rolling equipment. This session featured three farmers (Doug Alert, Dave Schmidt & Francis Thicke) sharing their experiences with rolling a cover crop from the 2015 growing season. Rolling a cover crop is not a common technique for terminating cover […]

February 10, 2016 

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Long-time PFI farmers Doug Alert and Margaret Smith welcomed close to 60 people to their organic farm, Ash Grove Farm near Hampton, on July 7 to learn about beginning and advanced organic farming tactics. Chief among the topics discussed was terminating a cover crop with the roller-crimper method. It had been several years since Doug […]

July 14, 2015 

BLOG POST

Master Researchers to Receive Award at Practical Farmers of Iowa Cooperators’ Meeting DinnerFor Release: January 29, 2013 Download PDF (275 kB) View Fullscreen

January 29, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

Labor4Learning Program helps beginning farmers get paid on-the-job training from ten established farms around IowaFor Release: January 29, 2013 Download PDF (231 kB) View Fullscreen

 

NEWS RELEASE

PFI Flame Cultivation Research in Corn – Effectiveness and CostPublished: February 11, 2008 Download PDF (320 kB) View Fullscreen

February 11, 2008 

RESEARCH REPORT

Weeds and Cover CropsPublished: February 10, 2008 Download PDF (266 kB) View Fullscreen

February 10, 2008 

RESEARCH REPORT

Flax as Niche CropPublished: February 9, 2008 Download PDF (350 kB) View Fullscreen

February 9, 2008 

RESEARCH REPORT

Seed TreatmentsPublished: February 7, 2008 Download PDF (346 kB) View Fullscreen

February 7, 2008 

RESEARCH REPORT

Weed Management in Flax Production On-farm TrialsPublished: February 3, 2008 Download PDF (240 kB) View Fullscreen

February 3, 2008 

RESEARCH REPORT