Also, last winter, (the only time market gardeners go to meetings?),
I heard a presentation by Dr. Seth Dabney, a USDA/ARS agronomist who
works at the National Sedimentation Lab. in Oxford, MS. Seth has
been working with no-till cover crops for a long time. (Relatively
speaking -- he isn't old yet!) In his slide show he gave examples of
a number of different pieces of equipment that could be used to
roll-kill a cover crop, including one designed and built at Ohio
State and another in S. Am. These wouldn't be as expensive as the
As with other aspects of cover crop management, timing is critical.
The cover crops must be a a certain stage of their life cycle to be
killed in this way. I know this isn't very detailed - but maybe
someone else can fill in the details.
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