Equipment to manage Cover Crops in Annual Rotations

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One of the challenges with incorporating cover crops into annual rotations is uncertainty about which equipment can be used to manage them, specifically around cover crop termination. Last year UCCE Farm Advisors Sarah Light and Amber Vinchesi-Vahl hosted an equipment showcase field day specifically for cover crop management. One of the presenters was Brian Park from Park Farming Organics. Brian has been managing cover crops for many years and shared some of his experience with the equipment they use. In this article we share photos and descriptions of some of that equipment for those who weren’t able to make it to the field day. In this article, a range of equipment is described, some that are more widely used for row-crop farming operations, and others that are more specialized for biomass and residue management.

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