July 2, 2020
This free virtual field day from Practical Farmers of Iowa returns to Levi’s Indigenous Fruit Enterprises. Host Levi Lyle will show the field where he previously roller-crimped a cereal rye cover crop and planted soybeans. He will also demonstrate the Weed Zapper, which uses electricity to kill weed escapes that have grown taller than the soybean canopy. In lieu of traditional cultivation, both roller-crimping cover crops and zapping weeds are part of Levi’s strategy for reducing tillage in his organic row crop system.