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Second Generation ‘Kover Kroper’ Seeds Covers Quickly, Effectively

The latest high-clearance cover-crop seeder debuting at VanTilburg Farms holds 3,000 pounds of product and can apply cover crops, wheat or urea into standing crops.

While drilling is one of the best ways to seed and establish cover crops, it sometimes means waiting too long to seed corn and soybean acres.

So Celina, Ohio, strip-tiller and no-tiller Matt VanTilburg relies on a custom-built, high-clearance seeder — the farm’s second “Kover Kroper” machine that was built and deployed in 2011.

The first machine, rigged up in 2010 on a high-clearance sprayer, had five spinners on a 90-foot boom. It was easy…

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