Roller Crimper and Strip Tillage Field Day (5-7:30pm; 5th June, 2014)
There has been a steady increase in the number of growers adopting cover crops in their production systems. Sustainable and organic growers use very few or no chemicals to terminate their cover crops. For cover crops, especially rye, roller crimping is a sought after termination method. This field day will discuss various cover crop establishment and termination techniques. Demonstrations will include operation of the Rhodale Institute designed roller crimper and the strip tillage equipment (Hiniker 6000). Other equipment at the research station will also be available to view.
This workshop is free for all to attend and is supported by the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center, and the USDA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more details regarding the field day, please contact Dr. Ajay Nair at 515.294.7080 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISU Horticulture Research Stationis located at 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa.