Agriculture

Potter County is called ‘The Rooftop of Pennsylvania’ because of its elevation and three watersheds (Allegheny, Genesee, Susquehanna).  The county lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A & 5B making the growing season favorable to cool season vegetables, pasture & hay, small grains, livestock, dairy, and forestry products.

Conservation Districts nationwide are rooted in agriculture. The Potter County Conservation District strives to be a technical assistance provider to the local farming community. The District offers educational events, plan development services, and funding opportunities to local producers. Please contact our office for more information on how we may assist you (814) 274-8411 ext. 4.  

 

EQUIPMENT RENTALS:

No-till Equipment

The Potter County Conservation District is now able to offer area producers the ability to have a complete No-Till system on their operation by having two No-Till Drills and a No-Till Corn Planter.  Farmers are now able to plant corn, soybeans, grasses, legumes, and small grains for cash crops, pasture renovations, and fall cover crops. Rental is first come first serve! Call us to schedule (814) 274-8411 ext. 4.

Benefits By Adopting No-Till:

  • Reduces Non-point Source Pollution
  • Reduces Soil Erosion
  • Protects Water Quality
  • Reduces Chemical Runoff
  • Reduces Soil Compaction
  • Permanent Ground Cover
  • Retains Soil Moisture
  • Reduces Labor and Time
  • Reduces Fuel Usage
  • Increases Organic Matter
  • Improves Infiltration
  • Improves Soil Quality

Great Plains 1006 No-Till Drill

Features

  • 10-foot planting width, 13 foot transport width
  • Great for Nurse Crop Seeding. Can plant two types of seeds (oats & alfalfa) at different depths.
  • Weight of drill used for down pressure

Tractor Requirements

  • 70 hp, 4 wheel drive OR 80 hp, 2 wheel drive
  • Hydraulics

Rental Rate

  • $12 per acre ($24 per acre if used on conventionally tilled ground)
  • $25 delivered in Potter County, $1.25 per mile delivered outside of Potter County

John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill

Features

  • 10-foot planting width, 10 foot transport width
  • Able to plant 15” Soybeans
  •  Designed for Direct Seeding.  Cannot plant two types of seeds (oats & alfalfa) at different depths.
  • Hydraulic down pressure

Tractor Requirements

  • 70 hp, 4 wheel drive OR 80 hp, 2 wheel drive
  • Hydraulics

Rental Rate

  • $12 per acre ($24 per acre if used on conventionally tilled ground)
  • $25 delivered in Potter County, $1.25 per mile delivered outside of Potter County

John Deere 7000 No-Till Corn Planter

Features

  • 4 Row 30 inch spacing, 11 foot transport width
  • Dry Fertilizer Boxes
  • Insecticide Boxes

Tractor Requirements

  • 60 hp, 4 wheel drive OR 75 hp, 2 wheel drive
  • Hydraulics

Rental Rate

  • $15 per acre ($30 per acre if used on conventionally tilled ground)
  • $25 delivered in Potter County, $1.25 per mile delivered outside of Potter County.
  • $50 Penalty will be assessed if fertilizer is left in fertilizer boxes!!