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no till drill

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Adusting Drill Depth
Need help figuring how much seed you need?  Check out these resources:  

The Peter Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District has two no-till drills available for rent to residents of Buckingham and Cumberland counties.




- Buckingham: PFSWCD Office, Sprouse’s Corner      Phone:  434-983-7923


- Cumberland: VA Cooperative Extension Office, Rt. 60         804-492-4390

Rental Rates:

Less than 7 Acres - $150.00

7.1-49.9 acres - $13.00/acre

50-99.9 acres - $12.00/ acre

Out of District - $200.00

Clean Fee (if applicable) - $50

(plus tax if applicable)

A minimum charge of $150.00 per use of the drill applies to rentals for less than 7 acres seeded. A minimum charge of $50.00 per day will be added for each working day for which the lessee has possession of the drill and the drill is not used. Out-of-District fee of $200.00 will be charged for lessee using the drill out of Buckingham and Cumberland Counties.  Full payment is expected within 30 days of completion of the work.  


No‐Till Drill Checklist and Rules


·      Do not transport the drill at a speed greater than 35 mph.


·      No fertilizer may be put in any of the drill boxes, as this corrodes the metal.


·      No repairs to the drill are to be made, aside from fixing a flat tire, without first calling the district office.


·      While seeding, do not make sharp turns with the disk in the ground.


·      The drill is NOT to be used on new fields with excessive stumps and/or roots.


·      Any damage incurred due to improper use will be charged to the user.

Where do I go from here?


To reserve a drill, simply call the drill location for your county and tell us:


·      The dates you wish to use the drill


·      The number of acres you will be planting


·      The crop you intend to plant

When you arrive at the office, you will sign a rental agreement.  




Please note that in the event of inclement weather or cancellations, reservation of the drill will need to be rescheduled.

Payment can be made by cash or check (no credit cards).  The District will bill you.  

Tax exempt participants:  It is your responsibility to file a Virginia tax exemption form ST-18 with the District.  

Buckingham reservations:  434-983-7923

Cumberland reservations:  804-492-4390

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