Flail mower demonstration Oct. 10 at CooperRiis

Published 7:25 pm Thursday, October 4, 2012

Farmers in the area are invited to come and see what a flail mower is and how it can increase the range of cover crops used on their farms.
CooperRiis Healing Community farm manager Mike Odle will demonstrate next Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. what he has learned using a flail mower over the last growing season at the CooperRiis Farm.
“Cover crops are a great way to increase organic matter, suppress weeds between cash crops, handle erosion control, nitrogen fixation, break up hardpan and more,” Odle said. “Farmers all over the world have started using cover crops to improve their soil. The flail mower makes robust cover crops more manageable and offers some more options to those who want to explore no-till or low-till options.”
The CooperRiis flail mower was purchased last year with a grant from the Paul Culberson Agricultural Development Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.
All interested parties are invited to the 30-minute presentation at CooperRiis’ farm on Healing Farm Lane, just off Hwy. 108 about a quarter mile east of the Mill Spring crossroads with Hwy. 9, on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Signs will be posted at the entrance to guide visitors to the demonstration site.
– article submitted
by Jeff Byrd

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