Published Jul 7, 2020
Impact of Roller-Crimping Cereal Rye + Live Weed Zapper Demonstration – Virtual Field Day
By Practical Farmers of Iowa
Levi shows us the field where he previously roller-crimped a cereal rye cover crop and planted soybeans. He also demonstrates the Weed Zapper, which uses electricity to kill weed escapes that have grown taller than the soybean canopy. In lieu of traditional cultivation, both roller-crimping cover crops and zapping weeds are part of Levi’s strategy for reducing tillage in his organic row crop system.