Why Cover croping
Properly planned and executed, cover crops will protect farmland during this vulnerable period. Plan your cover crop species and management based on your objective(s): soil erosion, water quality, nutrient management, forage and/or soil quality. Not only is soil erosion greatly reduced, but many other benefits can be derived.
What we do
Buckeye Soil Solutions, LLC is a family owned company started by Ryan Shanks and Mike Willeke who began a farming partnership in 1999. They later formed Scioto Valley Growers, LLC- 2,500 acres of diversified grain and vegetable farm in Northwest Ohio.
They have been using strip till and no-till since their partnership began. The implementation of cover crops was and still is a necessity to hold their muck soil in place from wind erosion. Their conservation passion led them to utilize cover crops on all acres of their farm.
Shanks and Willeke were determined to find an efficient and effective way to seed cover crops. This lead to the design and construction of a high clearance, dual purpose sprayer/seeder.
A dynamic panel of farmers and technical experts made their case on the value of protecting and improving the health of the soil during a late evening session at Ag Week 2016….