Organic and sustainable farmers who already work with cover crops will quickly realize the time saving value of a front mounted Cover Crop Roller. Conventional farmers may now consider the move to organic with this step saving tool; or they can use the Cover Crop Roller as part of their conventional farming program to reduce the amount of herbicide sprays. The rolling and crimping action of the blades will transform a field of vetch, rye, or other cover crops into a thick, weed suppressing mulch.
Once you’ve seen how one pass with a roller can turn a lush stand of rye and hairy vetch into a 5-inch thick, weed suppressing mulch, you’ll wonder why anyone thought of introducing herbicides into the concept of no-till. The goal is not to cut the stems but just to crimp them. If you do it before the blooming stage, the plant is still in a vegetative growth stage and will bounce back green and vigorous, but if you get it after the blooming stage, it will dry and die. At least a 20% bloom is suggested but it’s best to wait for 50 to 75% bloom. As long as the early developing seeds are still green, they won’t be viable to create a problem in the next crop.
Adapter Plate available.
Length Front to Back
Horse Power Required