This video demonstrates some basic components to integrate cover crop based no-till on Wisconsin farms, as well as some specific equipment modifications to make the technique more successful.

Interest in organic no-till production continues to grow, not only among organic farmers but also among conventional farmers wanting to integrate cover crops and alternative weed management strategies into their farming strategies.

Credits: Erin Silva, Anders Gurda, and Alex Butz, with thanks to Jeff Moyer from the Rodale Institute

Produced by:
Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin Nutrient and Pest Management Program

University of Wisconsin – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin – Extension
copyright 2015

Erin Silva
Assistant Professor
Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems Specialist
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1630 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Recorded in 4K video