Rollers are an option used by farmers to flatten and kill cover crops before planting a cash crop, alone or in conjunction with chemical termination.
Rollers differ in several ways:
- Cost and ease of assembly.
- Weight and horsepower requirements.
- Vibration to the tractor and driver.
- Operating speed.
- Termination effectiveness.
Multiple roller designs exist for traditional row crop agriculture and vegetable and organic production requiring small-scale tractors. Consult with local extension agents or farm services offices to determine the best roller option for your operation.