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 … Read the rest

Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetables

Nick Andrews, Oregon State University

This project has three major objectives: 1) improve cover crop selection and management, 2) support nutrient management decisions on vegetable farms, and 3) enhance cover crop and nutrient management outreach and networking among farmers in the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. We are working with five farms in year one, seven farms in year two and nine farms in year three of the project. This project is funded by the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District.… Read the rest