No-till Drill Project Overview

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No-till Drill Rental


Training Workshop Announcement: 

Interested in reseeding your pastures or hayfields? Planting cover crops or grains? The San Juan Islands Conservation District is implementing a program to rent out their Great Plains 606NT No-Till Seed Drill for use by San Juan County farmers. Join the Conservation District, WSU Extension, and Natural Plant Solutions for an upcoming training to learn the basics of operating and renting the drill.

When and Where:

July 10th San Juan – Stillwater Farm
July 17th Orcas – Orcas Moon Farm
July 24th Lopez – Lopez Harvest Farm
All trainings scheduled from 2-4 pm.

Detailed location information will be emailed to you upon registration.


Free – Limited to a maximum of 15 people each session. Pre-registration required. PRE-REGISTER HERE


What to expect:

These trainings will provide an in-field lecture and demonstration of the Great Plains 606NT No-Till Seed Drill. The discussion will also provide information on known successful seed types and planting strategies for no-till pasture renovation.

What are the outcomes?
Attendees will leave the training knowing the operational procedures for renting and using the no-till drill on their farms. This includes transport, setup, calibration, use of the drill, post-planting clean-up of the implement, and return to the Conservation District.

Attendees will also walk away knowing how the rental process works, including fees, required paperwork, reservation process, and necessary on-farm equipment needed, or the alternative option of contracting the seeding out to Natural Plant Solutions if there are on-farm limitations of equipment or time to take on a rental of the Conservation District drill.

Is there a test to be approved to rent the drill?
Yes. Those who wish to rent the drill from the Conservation District will be required to take a test either at the end of the workshop or at any point before setting up a rental of the drill.