Tag Archives: Hans Kok

Beating Compaction with Annual Ryegrass

  An article this week in No-Till Farmer, about a well-attended seminar at the recent National No-Till Conference. Click here for the whole article. Beating Compaction While radishes get a reputation for being a compaction buster, Hans Kok and Dan … Continue reading

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Slake Test Demonstrates Cover Crop’s “Sponge” Qualities…and Bio-health

Ray Makenzie of Marcellus, Michigan, found himself with a thousand acres of highly erodible land when he switched from raising outdoor hogs to a confinement system in 1996. He went to no-till and foresees cover crops next year because of … Continue reading

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“Vertical Tillage” is the New Tool – Cover Crops Reduce Cost and Improve Production

In today’s edition of AgriNews, Katie Nikas reports from Roger Wenning’s farm in Greensburg, IN, where agronomists from NRCS and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative touted the virtues of annual ryegrass and cover crops. They’re now referring to this practice … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Roots Go Deep – Annual Ryegrass Among the Most Popular

Two articles in this week’s Indiana Prairie Farmer add an enthusiastic thumbs-up for cover crops’ multitude of benefits. Among them ability to send roots deep into soil, helping corn and soybean crops to root more deeply. The first article talks … Continue reading

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Hoosier Field Day Pushes Cover Crops – Annual Ryegrass – for Soil Health

From Hoosier Ag Today comes this article, about the value of cover crops on Midwest farmland. In particular, the field day spokesman, Hans Kok, said annual ryegrass has the great advantage of being able to uptake nitrogen left in the … Continue reading

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