Reduced-till Organic Vegetable Production

Reduced-till Organic Vegetable Production

Collaboration with Claire Strader, FairShare CSA Coalition and Dane County Extension

While there has been some success with organic no-till row crops, organic no-till vegetables remain a conundrum. Inadequate weed control, narrow cover crop termination windows, and planting delays related to termination are all challenges. These three bulletins are the result of on-farm research funded by North Central SARE partnership grants to look at various strategies to reducing tillage in organic vegetable systems.

Living Clover Aisles Farmer Bulletin (pdf)

Sorghum Sudangrass Residue as No Till Mulch (pdf)

Mulch with No Till Organic Tomatoes (pdf)

Sorghum Sudangrass for Organic No-Till (video)

No-Till Tomato Mulch (video)