Roller crimper designs for cover crop management
New roller/crimper designs effectively terminate dense and tall cover crops without vibrations. Applicable for different tractor sizes/farm scales.
- Roller for elevated beds can effectively terminate cover crops grown on elevated bed culture.
- Compared to roller alone, termination process can be faster with continuous or reduced supplemental applications of Glyphosate herbicide.
- Powered and the two-stage roller/crimper for walk behind tractors gives small farms effective solution to terminate cover crops using limited power source.
- Sub-soiling and transplanting is an effective way to combine operations. Use of cover crop residue managers is effective alternative to a rotary row cleaners.