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I meant to also add that, in my experience, the rotary power harrow is more of a secondary tillage tool. We used a Berta rotary plow as a primary tillage tool and for some crops, this is all the bed prep we needed.

From: Lynda Prim
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:39 PM
To: Ava Murphey <[log in to unmask]>; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: BCS disk harrow

I used a BCS rotary power harrow(if this is the implement you are referring to) and a flail mower for low-till production. The rotary power harrow incorporates cover crop into the top two inches of soil and the flail mower chops the cover crop quite finely, so it is more easily incorporated. This is low-till, rather than no-till. BCS makes a roller crimper which is a no-till implement. I have only used the roller crimper at field scale where flail mowing first was very effective in a no-till system. The two-wheel BCS tractor would get the same result with a roller crimper and flail mower.

Lynda Prim
Intervale Conservation Nursery Manager
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From: Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Ava Murphey
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:43 AM
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Subject: BCS disk harrow

Hello-

Does anyone have experience/insight on using a disk harrow attachment for a BCS? Curious to hear what folks think of its effectiveness and role within a low-till system.

https://www.earthtools.com/implements-soilworking/disk-harrow/

Thanks!

Ava Murphey
UVM Catamount Farm- Farmer Training Program
Farm Manager
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