Tarping vs Tilling for Salad Production
Farmer: Brent Preston and Gillian Flies
Farm: The New Farm
Publish Date: February 6, 2018
Article Type: Research Protocol
Research Priorities: Soil Health
To help regenerate soil health, Brent and Gillian want to reduce the number of tillage passes they makes for their production of organic salad mix. Given that salad greens are relatively labile in composition (i.e. easily decomposable), they want to try tarping as a method for bed preparation before they direct seed at the start of the season and between succession plantings.