The no-till seed drill is used for planting soybeans, millet, fescue, clover, alfalfa, orchard grass, and lespedeza. The no tillage drill is favored over other conventional planting methods because it disturbs less soil. Instead of plowing up large areas of ground, the drill creates small holes in the soil surface into which seeds are deposited.
A tractor of at least 40 HP shall be used to operate the seeder. The District will provide adaptable hydraulic couplings if needed. Rental rate is $10 per acre for 7.5-49.9 acres, $9 for 50-99.9 acres and $8 for 100 acres or more. The acreage rate is determined by the acreage the seeder is used by an individual farmer during a planting season. The planting seasons are from January 1 to June 30 and July 1 to December 31. Acreage shall be determined by the acreage meter attached to the seeder. A Piedmont SWCD employee will deliver the drill, explain how to operate the drill, and address any post-seeding procedures.