RCCD is currently partnering with the Strafford County Conservation District to assist farmers in voluntarily reducing nutrient inputs to Great Bay. In New Hampshire, the Great Bay encompass most of Stafford and Rockingham Counties. Through conversations with local farmers the Districts learned that the best equipment available is typically too expensive for individual farmers to own. The Districts obtained grant funding to purchase a wood ash/lime spreader, a soil aerator, and a no-till drill for farmers to rent at lost cost. Additional plans for 2013 include a soil sampling and testing program to help farmers and landscapers limit the amount of fertilizers they use which will ultimately reduce costs for the individual and reduce nutrient runoff into Great Bay.
For more information on the equipment and rentals see the Services – Rentals section of our website.