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Air Seeder

The Airseeder sign-up runs May 14 - August 3. For more information, click on Request More Info to the right of the page.

The Sussex Conservation District purchased an air seeder to help farmers in the early establishment of cover crops. The technology of the Miller Nitro with a 90 ft. boom equipped with a specialized seed box allows the farmer to plant cover crops while their cash crop is still in the field. The air seeder drops seed below the canopy allowing for better seed to soil contact and more even seed distribution. Early planted cover crops will benefit from the longer growing degree days during the summer, therefore getting a better established crop to improve water quality and soil health.


SCD offers a Cover Crop Air Seeder Program for farmers in Sussex County. Through this program, the District offers custom application of cover crop seed with the Air Seeder as well as a seed program. 

AIR SEEDER PROGRAMS

Cover Crop Cost-Share

  • SCD offers financial assistance to landowners to plant cover crops early into standing cash crops.
  • New air seeder customers will be eligible for the $60/acre cost share rate. Returning air seeder customers will be eligible for the $50/acre cost share rate.
  • FY 2019 Program details are being finalized.

Custom Application 

  • $11/acre in Sussex County.
  • $12/acre 10 miles outside of Sussex County.
  • 4 standard cover crop mixes to choose from.
  • FY 2019 Program details are being finalized.

For more information regarding the Air Seeder Program, please call the district office at 302-856-3990 ext.3