The potential benefits of cover crops are vast: improved soil tilth and nutrient availability, interruption of disease/pest cycles and improved soil biological activity is just the tip of the iceberg. Cover cropping is not all roses, though, and like any  cropping endeavour, it comes with management challenges and re-cropping considerations of its own. But, once you’ve addressed those, you shouldn’t also have to drive over the entire field twice to get things rolling. And that’s why Fennig Equipment decided to pair Valmar’s granular applicator with Salford’s vertical tillage to create a one-pass unit. This duo, Gary Fennig says, doesn’t just offer good germination, but also “true vertical tillage.”

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In this video, Fennig walks us through the combination Valmar-Salford unit that broadcasts and incorporates cover crops with one pass, explaining the reasoning behind the pairing and how it can be manipulated to accommodate varied rates and different tillage units.

One thought on “Two Names, One Pass: A Valmar/Salford Cover Cropping Unit

  1. It was a lot easier when we pulled on the boots, went to work and produced something to sell without having to think about all the politics and paper decisions that would affect our economic survival.

    This bullshit will only stop when we all reach the conclusion that life is about people and then we can get rid of all the paper rules and regulations that limit us in doing what is best and what is right.

    There are more people making a living from structures made of paper than there are people making a living from creating something useful.

    It is a sad day when we have to create structures to avoid paying taxes and use volume purchasing to beat down input costs in order to make a living from producing food. Something that everyone needs every day of their life.

    Does anyone give any thought to what it means to buy for the lowest price?

    in case you have not thought this through – The lowest price being the law is the fastest way to the bottom of the barrel that you could possible create – and if you think that being the buyer of the lowest price makes you immune from that inevitability you are sadly delusional.

    I don’t like to think of the day when we all wake up and realize what we have created.


    PS – it is not our leaders who are to blame – it is us.

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