Italian adaption of “cut-roller” as roller-crimper

The Italian partners of IWMPRAISE are aiming at growing winter cover crops (rye, vetch, rye-vetch mixture) in between winter cereals and spring crops. The goal is to keep the soil covered during winter time and to suppress weeds in the following cash crop managed under no-till through the maintenance on soil surface of the dead mulch of cover crop biomass. For this purpose, a roller is being adapted to be used as roller-crimper.

A thorough description of the field trials in English may be found here in PDF WP2.5.2.