Using Tarps to Control Weeds & Reduce Tillage
“Tarping” or covering the soil with plastic silage tarps is becoming a popular weed management strategy for smaller scale vegetable farms. In this webinar you’ll get an overview of tarping systems at two regional farms. Farmers Nina Berryman of Weavers Way Farms and Liz Krug of Fullers Overlook Farm discuss the pros and cons of this production method, share why they decided to try it, and explain how they make it work for their farm. These farms are also both participants in our Soil Health Benchmark Study, so we also touch on key aspects of their soil health data and discuss how tarping may or may not be contributing to each farm’s soil health journey.
Recorded April 21, 2021