Brett Israel – Reduced Tillage for Organic Field Crops
Brett Israel of 3 Gen Organics compared soybeans double cropped with winter barley or cereal rye forage, and “alfalfa-fueled” corn as ways to reduce tillage and maintain continuous cover for organic field crops.
- Reduce tillage for organic field crop production
- Use a whole system approach to assess to soil health, animal welfare and profitability
Research Strategies Used
- 2021 & 2022 | Field-scale plots of soybeans following winter barley, soybeans following cereal rye for forage, corn following alfalfa with no additional fertilizer