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Soil Health Through Conservation Tillage

 

4-13Roller/crimper demonstrated on cover crops
Roller/crimper demonstrated on cover crops

By Janie B. Howell, District Administrative Coordinator, Geneva County SWCD, Geneva, AL

The Geneva County Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS-Geneva FO, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System sponsored an area-wide meeting and demonstration on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, near Hartford, Alabama. 

Land owners and operators were on hand to see the new crop roller/crimper demonstrated on cover crops ready to be planted in row crops for the 2013 growing season.

The Wiregrass RC&D worked with the Geneva County Soil and Water Conservation District to acquire a no-till drill and a roller/crimper through a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) for 2013.  Our new equipment is offered to assist producers to improve soil health and cut soil loss in their farming operations.

The equipment can be rented by landowners and operators at a minimal fee for use on their farms.

The District works cooperatively with NRCS, Wiregrass RC&D, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and other agricultural agencies to provide the latest technology for Geneva County producers, as well as surrounding counties.

Group at Soil Health in Geneva Co
Land owners and operators were on hand to see the new crop roller/crimper .