Roller Crimper and No-Till Seeding

The Rodale Institute’s cover crop roller is an ingenious low-tech implement that allows farmers to lay down a cover crop into a weed suppressing mulch mat and then plant right into it, all in one pass.

This tool marries two sustainable farming practices, soil cover and no-till, into one low-input system. The single pass saves time and energy, conserves moisture loss through evaporation, produces bumper crops and sequesters carbon.