District Offers No-Till Drill Rental Program

The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District purchased a 2016 Land Pride 606 No-Till Compact Drill. It is now available for rent to Yamhill County residents.

RENTAL RATES SCHEDULE

Weekday Rate (24-hour period):

$250/day – includes delivery/pick up to your property and brief orientation to the equipment

Weekend Rate (Friday afternoon – Monday morning):

$250/weekend – includes delivery/pick up to your property and brief orientation to the equipment

Interested in renting the drill? Contact Marie Vicksta, 503-376-7606 or email marie@yamhillswcd.org.

Specifications for Land Pride 606NT Compact Drill

  • 40 HP minimum tractor size and requires one hydraulic circuit;
           60 HP recommended if using equipment on sloped ground
  • Pull type (no trailer required); maximum driving speed 20 mph
  • 9 rows at 7.5” spacing (67.5” total swath width)
  • Opener depth range is 0-3.5
  • Transport width: 8’10”, length 11’5”, height: 5’1”
  • Maximum weigh (empty): 2700 lbs., max. wt. full: 4600 lbs.
  • Acremeter to assist with seeding rate calculations

Alphabet Soup Volunteers – Pumpkin Pickin’ Partners

Farm Services Agency (FSA), National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Yamhill SWCD joined forces to pick and donate pumpkins and squash to the local Department of Human Services recipient families.  Farmer Johns of McMinnville donated pumpkins and May Brothers from Dayton donated squash. The volunteer crew picked and delivered the fall fair on Friday, October 6. Everyone had a great time knowing they were providing pumpkins for carving to children who may not have otherwise had the opportunity. The project was so successful and fun, the group has decided to make this a annual event.  Thank you for putting a smile on those little faces., as well as your own.

Photo: L-R Marie Vicksta (Yamhill SWCD),  Eileen Whitcomb with Michelle Schryver (FSA ) and Rachel Russell with Sergio Villaseñor (NRCS).