Weed wrenches available for loan
Various sizes of weed wrenches are available for use at no charge to the public. Weed wrenches are used for removal of woody, exotic, invasive plants. The office maintains one mini, one light, two medium and two heavy wrenches.
Truax No-Till drill available for rental
The Truax no-till seed drill plants grasses and seeds on a variety of site conditions. Multiple seed boxes give you the flexibility to plant most seeds, including fluffy seeds, cool season species, small grains and wildflowers. The drill has right openings with a seeding width of 5.3 feet. Cost-sharing programs may be available to cover a portion of expenses related to establishing permanent vegetation and/or no-till planting.
Cost per acre ($50 minimum):
$10 in county
$12 out of county
Smucker 5-foot Super Sponge Weed Wiper ATV herbicide with 15-gallon sprayer and pump available for rent
The Super Sponge Weed Wiper is a highly efficient way to control taller weeds. The Super Sponge attaches to your ATV to apply herbicide directly onto target weeds with no drift or dripping. A gravity-fed system provides precise metering for even application and outstanding coverage with maximum saturation.
Cost is $15 per day for use in Cabarrus County.
If you are interested in renting any of these tools, call 704-920-3300.
Our office does not do actual soil testing on site or at your location. We are available to help evaluate soil sample analysis results if necessary.
Free soil testing boxes, forms and information is available to citizens through the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Residents can pick up boxes at the SWCD office (715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord). You can also send your boxed soil samples to the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services through our office at no charge. Turnaround time for results varies depending on the time of year.
From December 1 through April 1, the Agronomic Division charges $4 per soil test box. The local SWCD office collects the money and sends it with your boxed samples. Residents may only pay by check or online advance payment.
For information about soil sampling/testing, visit NCDA&CS Agronomic Services.
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