UNWNRD Receives NET Funding for No-Till Drill

UNWNRD Receives NET Funding for No-Till Drill


UNWNRD Receives NET Funding for No-Till Drill

September 30, 2016

(Chadron NE)

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) was awarded a Nebraska Environmental Trust grant in the amount of $30,000 to purchase a no-till drill for use within District. The drill will be available to rent for drilling of seed in the amount of $12 per acre plus a one way delivery charge. The Haybuster is a 10 foot drill with three hopper boxes that will allow for large, small or native grass seed to be used.

This drill is ideal for projects such as pasture renovations, soil erosion control, creating grass waterways, filter strips and creating enhancing wildlife habitat. Every acre that is seeded with a no-till drill versus a conventional drill has the potential to keep 4-5 tons of soil per acre from being lost to wind and water erosion. It is estimated that over 20,000 acres can be seeded during the useful life of this drill.

For questions or to reserve the drill please call Craig Eddie, UNWNRD Natural Resources Coordinator at 308-432-6190.