Once the Hybrid Bermudagrass is well established management becomes the most important thing. Paying attention to Lime and fertility needs and cutting at the right time can result in 6 to 8 tons of high quality hay per acre each year.
Water is our most precious natural resource. Tennessee has over 60,000 miles of streams, approximately 536,000 acres of lakes and about 787,000 acres of wetlands. Clean water promotes public health, agriculture, manufacturing, recreation, and serves as the foundation of a healthy environment.
TDA cost-share funds helped install two armored ramps into this pond. Fencing off the pond except for the ramps keeps cattle from destroying the banks and dam, and creates two pastures for rotational grazing. The results are a longer life for the pond, cleaner water for livestock and more productive pastures.
The drill is available for rent through the Putnam County SCD in Cookeville, for $7.50 per acre, with a $100 minimum. The drill requires a tractor that has auxiliary hydraulics, and preferably at least 60 hp. The drill cannot be towed at high speeds. Planting width is 6.5 feet, and total width is 10.5 feet. The unit has adjustable depth control and variable seeding rate adjustments. For more information or to schedule the use of the drill, call (931) 528-6472 extension 3.
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The mission of the Putnam County Soil Conservation District is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the county for landowners, land users, units of government, educators and organizations by finding and taking available technical, financial, and educational resources and making them available to our clients without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religions, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status.
The Putnam County Soil Conservation District, organized under the provisions of the Tennessee SCD Enabling Act of 1939, officially became a soil conservation district on February 19, 1941, following a referendum in which 322 landowners voted for and 16 against the organization.
The referendum was held at four polling places, namely Double Springs, Cookeville, Baxter, and Twin Oak communities....