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No-till farming is an excellent way to increase the health and productivity of soils by increasing soil organics and water infiltration, decreasing cropland compaction, and greatly reducing or eliminating soil erosion. In addition, no-till farming is one of the most economical methods of planting pastureland and hay land, saving you both time and money.

Our drills are perfect for planting all seed varieties. We own two drills with 10-foot planting width – eliminating the need to plow and disk before planting. Cost is $10/acre (5 acre minimum) and $30 set-up and calibration assistance. A minimum of 55 hp is required to pull the drill by tractor. Unfortunately, we do not provide or rent tractors. The New River SWCD only rents the no-till seed drill to those in areas our District covers (Carroll, Grayson, and Galax).

If you have any questions about no-till farming or our no-till drill rental program, please call (276) 237-8642

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Haybuster No-Till Drill

2 available 

Features: wide seed cups, 18 seed openers, v bottom dividers, digital acre meters, seed level indicator, and easy-to-access calibration crank

Specifications: 10' working width, 7'' spacing

Typical Uses: small grains, soybeans, forages, cover crops, and large pastures 

Pricing: $10 per acre (5 acre minimum) and a $30 set-up and collaboration assistance fee.

Please contact NRSWCD at (276) 237-8642 for availability and scheduling.



CREP Kit Program

Widely Available

Features: tree tubes, tree stake, mat staples, and top net 

Typical Uses: establish buffers of native trees and shrubs along fish bearing streams and rivers

Pricing: $6 per tree tube

Please contact NRSWCD at (276) 601-6163 for more information.

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