No-till Drill Rental and Grass Seed
No-Till Grass Drill Available for Rent Courtesy of Johnson County Stormwater Management
One of the challenges with establishing cool season grasses, native grasses or legumes, is placing the seed just where you want it. While we often resort to broadcasting it over the surface, germination is reduced and stand establishment is delayed. The ideal situation is to use a no-till grass drill to place the seed in direct contact with the soil and at the correct depth. Well now we have one.
With funds from Johnson County Stormwater Management, a small drill has been purchased. The Land Pride 6' pull-type no-till drill should do an excellent job of placing seed for new grass stand establishments and pasture renovations. The drill is available for Johnson County landowners and our cities to use for projects. We'll charge $10 per acre for landowners to use the drill with an $80 minimum fee. It will take a 40 HP tractor to pull the drill.
To schedule the drill, contact the Johnson County Extension office and complete a simple drill project application. One of the requirements for using the drill is a current soil test from within the past three years. If that's something you need to catch up on, bring in a soil test and we'll have a test run for you. For more details or questions, contact 913-715-7000.
With support from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program, a cost-share program for establishing native grasses and native wildflowers is now available. Funding is again available for 2019 on a first-come/first-serve basis. You must be a resident of Johnson County and the seed must be planted on your property in Johnson County.
All interested parties must fill out a project application and once your project is approved, you will be contacted with instructions on how to obtain your seed and make payment.
For more details, check out our Native Grass and pollinator seed cost share program brochure. Native Grass Seed Brochure
Also fill out a project application to start the process: Johnson County Stormwater NATIVE SEED APPLICATION