Video Clip: Winter Cover Crop - Hairy Vetch and Oats from Vegetable Farmers and their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques

Source:

Farmers and their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques [DVD]. V. Grubinger. 2006. University of Vermont Extension. Available for purchase from: http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/Videos/covercropvideo.html (Verified 31 Dec 2008).

This is a Vegetable Farmers and their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques video clip.

Watch video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BCjdPNfA6g

Featuring

Hank Bissell, Lewis Creek Farm. Starksboro, VT.

Audio Text

This is a field of oats and vetch, what’s noticeable is there’s no oats. This is the spring the oats have winter-killed. What’s good about that is that you don’t have that coarse grassy matter that takes so much time to break down.

The major thing I like about oats and vetch is that when it’s plowed, it leaves a lot less stemmy trash and makes a nice fine seed bed. It’s good for direct seeding, the rye and vetch is better for transplanting.

This video project was funded in part by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (USDA).  

Published June 24, 2019

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