I have recently been doing a lot of research on switching
to a no-till agriculture system for all ranch-farming aspects,
including food plots. My biggest trouble to this day is actually
coming across some of the equipment I'm looking for. I am
very interested in finding a no-till roller but have a difficulty
finding this product for sale. I am located in central Texas,
but location is not a huge issue; the primary issue is finding
some good sources. An additional question concerning a no-till
roller: Is its performance as a general roller for pressing
small seeded legumes into the seed bed after broadcasting.
Could I use a no-till roller for this purpose also, or should
a conventional roller still be used for this purpose?
Thanks for the email and the interest in our no-till roller
design. The roller we have designed is part of a cover crop
management system that enables us to no-till plant or drill
seeds directly into a roller cover crop mulch, without the
use of herbicides. This is accomplished by using winter/annual
cover crops that are rolled/crimped at full bloom with our
roller then planted with a no-till planter. There is a manufacturer
of the roller here in Pennsylvania: I&J Manufacturing.
They can be reached by phone at (717) 442 9451. We also have
for our roller available online.
As to your second question about using the roller to press
in seeds that were broadcast seeded: I've never tried to use
it for that, but it may work. Whether it works better or worse
than a roller specifically designed for that purpose, I wouldn't
Thanks again for the email.