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No-till planting provides effective erosion control and moisture conservation measures. With this form of conservation tillage, the planting equipment places the crop seeds directly into the soil through the residue of a previous crop without any plowing or disking. This leaves most of the soil surface undisturbed by tillage and protected by the existing crop residue. The pre-existing crop residue reduces runoff, thus decreasing erosion and conserving water for crop uses.
Soil Health Incentive
The Rosebud Conservation District is looking for producers who are seeking diversity in no-till cropping systems
The purpose of this incentive is to encourage the utilization of cover crops in no-till cropping systems. The proper cover crop will economically control erosion, reduce runoff, increase organic matter, break up crop disease patterns, cycle deep nutrient and can also be used for haying and/or grazing.
The Rosebud Conservation District
will fund the actual seed and seeding cost up to
$20 per acre up to 20 acres or $400 per producer
within the conservation district boundaries.
Responsibilities of the producer are to prepare a weed free seed bed, note all important observations, agree to tours and news articles and provide information regarding fertilizer techniques. A requirement of the cost share agreement is that seed mixtures consist of at least three varieties of seed in the cover crop planting.
Contact the Rosebud Conservation District Office to sign up at 406.346.7333 or stop by the office ~270 Prospect Street in Forsyth.
**2021 Cover Crop Agreement Form**