Minimize Tillage on Organic Row Crops


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Friday II

Intense tillage can compact soil, cause erosion, and deplete nutrients. Hear how a Minnesota organic grain farmer has used a diverse crop rotation, cover cropping, and a creative mind for problem solving to eliminate fall tillage on his annual crops. He’ll explain the pros and cons of no fall tillage, equipment to use, the timing of each practice, and how to manage crop residue and weed pressure.

Luke Peterson has been transitioning his Minnesota farm to organic since 2013, and is now farming 500 certified organic acres and has eliminated fall tillage on his annual crops.