A no-till drill is a tool for implementing no-till seeding. This conservation practice leaves crop residue undisturbed from harvest through planting except for narrow strips that cause minimal soil disturbance. Benefits of no-till drilling include erosion control, soil moisture conservation, minimal fuel and labor costs, as well as improved soil structure and health.
The Conservation District has a no-till drill available for rent. Call 231-889-9666 to schedule.
- Model: Truax Flex II 88 Drill - Requires a 40hp tractor to pull the drill and requires 1 set of hydraulic remotes - Planting width: 5.5 ft - Three seed boxes:
Small seed box (front) - for legumes, wildflowers, alfalfa
Fluffy seed box (center) – for fluffy grass seed like big bluestem, little bluestem, switch grass, or indiangrass
Grain box (back) - for wheat, oats, soybeans, ect.
- All 3 boxes operate simultaneously and can be calibrated to deliver different seeding rates