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 No-Till Drill Rental Program

In 2005, the Perry County Conservation District hired one additional staff person to administer a no-till drill rental program as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  The first drill was leased by the district with the option to buy using a Growing Greener No-till Pilot grant as well as a Growing Greener No-till Incentive grant.   The purpose of the drill and additional staff person is to promote the use of a no-till crop production system including cover crops, provide affordable well maintained equipment for rent, and provide exceptional service and technical support to farmers wanting to use the equipment and convert to no-till farming.  In 2006, a second no-till drill was purchased as a Chesapeake Bay Special Project to offer additional seeding capabilities, mainly Native/Warm season grass seeding capability.  The program has been a great success since its initiation and in recent years has averaged about four thousand acres of no till each year.  The program currently offers for rent three John Deere model 1590 drills and a Land Pride model 606NT drill.

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:

 JOHN DEERE 1590 NO-TILL GRAIN DRILLS 

(3 available)

JD 1590 No-Till Grain Drill

 Capabilities:
Large grain box, small seed/legume box.
 Specifications:  10’ working width, 16 openers, 7.5” spacing
 Typical uses:  Small grains, soybeans, forages, cover crops, large pastures
 Requirements: Minimum 85 hp tractor with 1 remote hydraulic valve
 Rental Rates:  $11/acre for commodity crops or $6/acre for conservation seeding (cover crops)

2013 Land Pride 606NT NO-TILL DRILL 

Capabilities: 
 Large Grain Box, small seed/legume box, native grass seed box.
Specifications:  
6’ working width, 9 openers, 7.5” spacing
Typical Uses:  
Native grass seeding, pasture renovation, wildlife food plots
Requirements:  
Minimum 40 hp tractor with 1 remote hydraulic valve
Rental Rate:  
 $9/acre 

Free delivery, set-up, and technical assistance are available for both drills.

Equipment Delivery and Setup Photo

Please contact Glenn Bell, 582-8988 ext.3003, for drill availability and scheduling.

Glenn Bell is a PCCD Agricultural Conservation Technician and is in charge of the No-till Drill and Nutrient Management Program.