Ken Laing – No-Till Vegetable Trials


Ken Laing of Orchard Hill Farm is comparing different winter-killed and rolled cover crops and mulching systems to reduce tillage and maintain continuous cover for transplanted and direct seeded organic vegetable crops. 

The no-till strategies used at Ken’s site are:

  1. Planting or transplanting into winter killed cover crops
  2. Planting or transplanting into green cover crops either before or after termination
  3. Planting or transplanting into deep compost mulch (DCM)

Read the summary of Ken’s trials in 2020 and 2021.

For 2022, Ken is focusing his work on the no-till garlic and potato systems.

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