Central Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District
Our completely refurbished Tye Pasture Pleaser No-till Seeder is available for rental on a first come, first served reservation basis. We will be starting a District rotation this year to limit the distance farmers have to travel to pick up the Seeder.
The tentative schedule is:
Southern Aroostook, first 2 weeks in May & first 2 weeks in July
Central Aroostook, last two weeks in May, last 2 weeks in June, and end of Summer
St. John Valley, first 2 weeks in June and last 2 weeks in July.
Call the District office if you have any questions or are interested in using the no till-drill
Benefits: No need for cultivation. Fewer passes needed to prepare fields. Reduced soil erosion, improving soil quality.
$13.00 per acre for 0-10 acres;
$10.00 per acre for 10 or more acres.
For more information on no-till seeding and forage crop selection, check out these publications from U Maine Cooperative Extension.
We offer marking flags that can be used to mark field rows, for Dig-Safe, landscape planting markers, etc.
These are 4"x5" plain flags on 36" wire staffs.
Colors: White, blue, florescent orange, florescent pink, red, florescent green, and lavender.
Cost: $12 plus $0.60 tax per bundle of 100; $100 plus $5.00 tax per box of 1,000.
Available from our office at 735 Main Street, Presque Isle (behind Oriental Pearl).
Portable Skidder Bridge Rental
DEP Contractor Certification: Certification is obtained by attending a daylong course offeredby Maine DEP and having a construction site evaluation done by your local Soil & Water Conservation District.
Deadline is January 1, 2013. For more
information please visit
Farmland Registration: The District
will certify your farmland registration application. For more information please
To protect, conserve, and improve our area's natural resources for future generations by utilizing available technical, financial and education resources.
The Central Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District is a Non-Profit Organization all proceeds from our fundraising efforts are used to promote conservation and the wise use of our natural resources. The Central Aroostook County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer
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