No-Till Seeder

Now Available for 2020, No-Till Seeder for Rent to Berkshire County Farmers

Why No-Till?

Increase crop yield, use less seed, reduce labor cost, conserve water and improve soil structure and carbon sequestration. The no-till seeding approach to planting avoids disturbing the soil structure like traditional tilling does.

How Will Berkshire Conservation District Assist Farmers?

BCD will provide training and support and will assist with delivery and pick up as needed.

Cost

The No-Till Seeder is available now through BCD for $50 per day and $15 per acre fee. Reserve your rental by March 15, 2020 and receive a discounted per acre fee! Contact us for more information.

Want to learn more about No-Till practices?  Join us on March 11, 2020 in conjunction with our friends at Berkshire Grown for:

No Till On Your Farm: Practices and Equipment

Conservation tillage practices offer multiple benefits for soil health as well as savings in time and fuel. Some of the obstacles to implementing no till practices can be the upfront costs of equipment and the learning curve of implementing new practices. This workshop aims to assist in alleviating those obstacles. The Berkshire Conservation District has a no till seeder available for rent to area farmers. Come learn about this opportunity and hear from local growers.

Jim Schultz will share with us how and why he uses no till practices on Red Shirt Farm, a small-scale diversified operation producing vegetables, heritage poultry, and pastured pork. Mike Balawender from New England Hay Supply and Cynthia Grippaldi from the Berkshire Conservation District will be on hand to share details about the seeder available for rent.

Preregistration requested. There is no charge for this workshop thanks in part to co-sponsorship from the Berkshire Conservation District.

Wednesday, March 11, 3:00-6:00pm
Stockbridge Community Room, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA

Register here.

 

Conserving Natural Resources for Our Future