Bartholomew County SWCD, along with Indiana’s other 91 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) work at the grassroots level in both rural and urban settings to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns. (IASWCD)
Here’s a short listing of services that we provide:
Drill Rental Rate: $75 minimum charge. $15 per acre
7’ Drill: This drill was purchased by the district in 2012. It is a 7 ft. drill. It has 3 different sizes of seed boxes. One small, one large, and one with agitators for a lighter seed mix such as wildflower mix for CRP ground.
Products for Sale
Rain Barrels, Flags, Plat Books, Trees & Plants (Seasonal). Visit our Shop for more details.
The District works to apply for grants to connect residents of Bartholomew County to money for conservation practices on their own land. We currently have a LARE Grant for applying conservation practices in the Driftwood Watershed.
NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
We work closely with NRCS to help landowners gain access to money for conservation practices they want to put on their land.
How it works: You sign up 2-6 of your fields for stalk sampling. District Staff go out and take the stalk samples after the corn has black-layered. The stalks are then sent to the lab for nitrogen testing. The data is compiled and you get to find out how much nitrogen was left over in the corn after it had fully developed. The best part, it’s free! For examples of the results you will get, visit: http://www.infieldadvantage.org/