Clair Keene, a researcher at The Pennsylvania State University, and her colleagues wanted to find the perfect time to crimp-kill a cover crop: grown long enough to make biomass adequate to suppress weeds, but not far enough along to make seeds.
Rotations, Cover Crops, and Green Fallow on the Cannon Horticulture Project: A 2010 Status Report
Report outlining the “bio-extensive” approach to fertility and weed management used on the Cannon Horticulture Plots; rationale and mechanics of organic low-till with in situ killed mulches; describes preliminary results of work with several different warm-season cover crops
Author: George Kuepper
This publication has been archived. Please see “Market Farming with Rotations and Cover Crops: An Organic Bio-Extensive System,” which supersedes it.