Organic No-Till Broccoli Production: Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2


Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2: Reduced tillage strategies for vegetable cropping systems [DVD]. A. Stone. 2006. Oregon State University Dept. of Horticulture. Corvallis, Oregon. Available at: (verified 17 Dec 2008).


Ron Morse. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA.

Audio Text

On June 3rd, I sowed this field into a bi-culture of foxtail millet and forage soybean. It grew very lush, it was approximately three and a half feet tall. Two months later, on August 3rd, I rolled this with a flail mower that was disengaged and it laid the residues flat. After a few days, I realized that the soybeans were still growing, so 10 days later, we took the flail mower, this time with it engaged and mowed off the growing soybean. As you can see, we have a very nice killed mulch, which should produce a good crop of broccoli without having to manually weed or use herbicides.

Organic High Residue Reduced-Till Broccoli Production: Weed Em and Reap