Roller/Crimper No-Till: Advancing No-Till Agriculture

Jeff Moyer


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 Roller/Crimper No-Till is an expanded update of the groundbreaking work Organic No-Till Farming. This book presents farmers — organic and conventional — with a proven system that limits tillage, reduces labor, cuts toxic inputs and improves soil structure.

Based on the latest research by pioneering agriculturists, this book arms you with new technologies and tools based on sound biological principles, making it possible to reduce and even eliminate tillage. Jeff Moyer’s clear and comprehensive guided tour of non-toxic, roller/crimper-based no-till is based on using soil biology to power the system. Field-tested over many seasons, these methods make cover crops into a source of fertility as well as a tool for weed management. As traditional tillage turns into rotational tillage, natural soil biology is maximized and synthetic inputs are minimized.

Combining the best aspects of no-till with recent innovations in equipment design and in-field research, the system laid out in this book “provides great potential for agricultural change,” Moyer writes, “through the use of cover crops and reduction of synthetic herbicides, while giving organic farmers what they need in terms of weed management and soil building practices.”

For organic farmers who want to refine their practices and conventional farmers wanting to stop chemical mowing and save on inputs, Roller/Crimper No-Till is truly indispensable.

SKU 7633. Copyright 2021 | 266 pages | Softcover | 22 in a case.

About the Author

Jeff MoyerJEFF MOYER has been working in organic agriculture all his life. For more than 28 years he has been the farm manager/director for the Rodale Institute in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Here Moyer conducts his own research and manages the farm operations department. Because of his conviction that organic farmers could benefit from reduced tillage, he has worked for 20 years designing equipment and techniques specifically for managing cover crops and no-till farming. Moyer has served as chair of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, which serves to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on organic issues. Jeff is also a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic. Moyer also manages Sky Hollow Farm where he and his family have lived for over 30 years. He maintains 52 acres of crop and woodland, raising beef cattle, hay, grains, and now as his son Orin takes over, pastured poultry.


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