Planting green allows the cover crops to grow for an additional few weeks and allows them to produce more biomass. The additional biomass often provides additional benefits such as planting sooner in a wet spring, more biomass for weed suppression, and additional mulch layer that can better conserve soil moisture later in the season. In this video, Trey Hill, farmer and manager of Harborview Farms, MD, explains how he manages 8000 acres with no till and planting green and how it contributes to outstanding weed management.
Farmer: Trey Hill, Harborview Farms, MD
Video edits: Claudio Rubione, GROW