In 2001 the Branch Conservation District received a Truax No-Till Warm Season Grass Drill from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). This drill was funded jointly by MDNR, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited. The purpose of the drill is to provide landowners with the equipment necessary to establish warm-season fluffy-seeded grasses for increased wildlife habitat. The drill is to be used primarily by landowners living in Branch and Hillsdale Counties.
Precedence for drill use goes to those planting warm-season fluffy grass seeds. Cool season seeds, food plots, alfalfa, or clover seed can only be planted when a Landowner is also planting warm-season grasses.
The Truax FLXII-88 Warm Season Grass Drill is 8 ft wide, has 8 planting rows and 8″ spacing. It plants 5.3 feet per pass and plants seeds 1/2″ deep.
Tractors using this drill must have:
- A minimum of 35 hp
- One hydraulic hook-up
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Reservations for the 2023 planting season are now being taken. For more information regarding availability, fees, and contracts please call the Branch Conservation District at (517) 278-2725 ext. 5