Using High-residue Cover Crop Mulch for Weed Management In Organic No-till Potato Production Systems

The overall goals of this project are to (1) optimize potato yield without using chemical herbicides or fertilizers, and (2) disseminate the knowledge and results generated from this study to farmers and agricultural professionals throughout the United States. The specific objectives of this study are to (1) evaluate high-residue, raised-bed NT systems on weed suppression and tuber yield, (2) assess the potential of different cover crop species and mulch levels to suppress weed growth, and (3) disseminate the results using field days, final report, and grower meetings and publication of an extension leaflet, entitled “No-till Organic Production of Potato—With Emphasis on Weed Management.”