Articles Tagged with ''Ed Winkle''

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Darwin’s ‘Lowly Earthworm’ Gets Its Due

In time, farmers learned their ‘underground ally’ did the soil work & would become the no-tiller’s best friend.
The quest for no-till history research of the last couple years turned up the still-accessible web musings of the late Ed Winkle of Ohio’s Hymark Consulting. One of his “essays” suggested that no-till’s vital “tool” — the earthworm — may not have been indigenous to the U.S. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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Improving Soil Structure, Water Infiltration with No-Till and Cover Crops

Nathan Brown has benefitted from decreased soil erosion, less weed pressure and cost savings by incorporating regenerative practices on his 1,050 acre operation.
ONE DAY IN December 2010, Nathan Brown was driving by his neighbor’s farm in southeastern Ohio. Brown saw that his neighbor was out drilling a crop in the field — an unusual sight for that time of year.
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Putting The Fertility Puzzle Together

Yearly soil and tissue tests, cover crops and timely fertilization to avoid ‘hidden hunger’ in plants can boost yields, says no-tiller and crop consultant Ed Winkle.
It’s not likely you’ll find Martinsville, Ohio, no-tiller Ed Winkle running on automatic. When harvest is over, the work is just beginning as he explores how to make the soils on his farm work better.
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