Seneca Conservation District has no-till drills available for rent! All of our drills are newly rebuilt and repaired as of this past winter.

15′ John Deere Drill

  • $12/Ac
  • $50 minimum usage charge
  • $50 delivery/pick-up charge for delivery-pick-up of equipment within Seneca county

10′ Great Plains Drill

  • $10/Ac
  • $100 minimum usage charge
  • $50 delivery/pick-up charge for delivery-pick-up of equipment within Seneca county

For more information regarding drills and rentals, contact Collin Warrick at cwarrick@conservesenecacounty.com or (419) 447-7073.

Why Use a No-Till Drill?

 

Country Folks quotes Kevin H. Ganoe (CNY CCE Regional Field Crop Specialist) about why no-till farming is advantageous to farmers:

“Often people think of no-till as in using a no-till corn planter,” Ganoe states. “But that only allows part of the crop rotation to be planted no-till. No-till drills allow new seedings, small grains, annual forage crops and soybeans to be planted no-till so there is minimal soil disturbance which reduces erosion and improves soil health.”

Drilling directly into the ground means you aren’t turning over rocks. This means the soil is forming a strong, healthy structure. Not plowing means you don’t have runoff into the rivers and streams, which is great because it reduces the problem of runoff. Not only does no-till farming improve soil health and reduce soil erosion, but it saves time and money as well. Also, since you aren’t turning the ground over, there is also a lower amount of weeds in the fields. 

From more information about why to use no-till drills, check out Country Folks website. 

About Sarah Schott

I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors my entire life. My enjoyment of writing, reading, and teaching others leads me to want to share my passions of the environment. I have also found conservation to be very important and I am well aware of how important conservation choices are! Through my work with the District, I like to deliver information that is helpful, inspiring, and challenging for our readers to make even better conservation choices of all our natural resources!

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