Farmers Invited to Attend Roller Crimper Workshop June 5

Roller crimper
Crimping rye at a mild angle using a roller crimper. (CropWatch file photo by Rich Little)

Farmers Invited to Attend Roller Crimper Workshop June 5

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the roller crimper workshop has been postponed to Wednesday, June 5.

Nebraska Extension is hosting a roller crimper workshop for farmers and ag industry stakeholders from 9:30-11:30 am. Wednesday, June 5 at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center, 1071 County Rd G, Ithaca.

Roller crimpers are used to mechanically terminate cover crops without soil disturbance and ideally create a thick mulch that will act as a weed barrier. Crimpers are used by organic farmers, regenerative farmers and others who, for various reasons, want to reduce herbicide inputs and/or improve weed management with their cover crops.

During this short program, we will show a roller crimper in action, invite farmers to share their experiences with crimping, and discuss what conditions must be met to be successful with this termination method.

Also of interest are our demo plots with small grains — barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat. It’s not often that you can see all these crops in Nebraska at once — all are encouraged to attend and examine these cover crops in person, as well as network with other farmers and educators.

Pre-registration is not required for this event. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Katja Koehler-Cole or Aaron Nygren.

This event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension and the USDA Transition to Organic Partnership Program.

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