Soil Health/Erosion Reduction

Free Mulching Service and No-Till Drill Rental in 2018!

In 2018, the District received a grant to provide free mulching services and use of our no-till drill Yamhill County landowners and managers.  This program is meant to provide free and easy options to prevent soil erosion.


Mulch provides protection from rain impact which helps to prevent erosion and also adds organic matter to soil as it breaks down.

The District will provide a service that includes delivery and application of wheat straw to areas of erosion concern.

Contact Marie Vicksta About Mulching

No-Till Drill

In 2016 the District purchased a 6 foot no-till drill.  This equipment is perfect for planting in between orchard rows, filter strips near ditches, and waterways or field borders.

To rent the drill:

  • Please fill out the Equipment Rental Agreement
  • Provide District with Proof of Insurance. A sample is provided in the rental agreement packet.
  • $150 refundable deposit is required. When the drill is returned clean and undamaged, your refund will be processed. Note: if you pay the deposit by check, we will simply return your original check. Cleaning instructions are provided: Equipment Cleaning Instructions
Contact Marie Vicksta About the No-Till Drill

To check availability, contact Marie Vicksta at 503-376-7606 or use the form below:


Natural Resources Conservation Service – EQIP

Are you interested in no-till, cover crops, and/or irrigation equipment upgrades?  The Natural Resources Conservation Service is assisting landowners in preventing soil erosion by providing technical and financial assistance for best management practices.

Contact Thomas Hoskins About the NRCS