IOA is a sponsor of Practical Farmers of Iowa's "Live Roller-Crimper and Weed Zapper Demonstration" virtual field day (2-part series).
Levi Lyle will share results from Part 1 "Live Roller-Crimper Demonstration" to show termination of the cereal rye cover crop and how the mulch is performing as weed control. Levi will also demo an electric Weed Zapper.
Levi is a partner on a project investigating reduced tillage in organic crop production systems. The project is headed by Dr. Kathleen Delate of Iowa State University.
Host: Levi Lyle | Levi’s Indigenous Fruit Enterprises
The Farm: Levi Lyle operates Indigenous Fruit Enterprises near Keota, Iowa, through which he seeks to contribute to the profitability and sustainability of small farms. Levi and his wife Jill also distribute fresh aronia berries and aronia honey to local markets. Levi works as an organic inspector for the Iowa Department of Agriculture.
- Roller-crimping cover crops
- Using a Weed Zapper to control weeds
Format: Virtual Field Day (#2 of 2 in Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
Registration is coming soon: https://practicalfarmers.org/events/field-days/impact-of-roller-crimping-cereal-rye-live-weed-zapper-demonstration/