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"Crimp" Your Style
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 16, 2015 01:42 PM CDT

You'd think killing a cover crop would be easy. Maybe, if all you want to do is spray it and wait for the plants to die. Not so easy if you want to minimize chemical use, say Gail Fuller and Kevin Karr, neighbors who farm near Emporia, Kan.

For the last three years, the two have experimented together with crop rollers to kill cover crops. The devices work great if used correctly and at the right time. But if you do a bad job of killing a cover crop with a roller, you can complicate planting your cash crops, maybe ...

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