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Agronomic Crops Network

Ohio State University Extension


Roller Crimper Demo & Equipment Area

Crimping a cover crop is a termination method that works by disrupting the flow of nutrients through the plant when crimps are made along the stem. This works for cereal rye once the crop has reached anthesis. Results can be varied, especially if growth stage varies across the field. A follow-up application of herbicide may be needed. Ensure planter setup and roller crimper work together to avoid cover crop rolling up in the planter. Planting can occur either before or after crimping but it depends on planter and roller crimper setup. For more information, please visit: