NRD cost share available for soil moisture probes
Cost-share funds that pay for up to one-half of the cost of soil moisture probes are available from the Upper Republican NRD.
The NRD is now accepting applications from ag producers/landowners in Chase, Dundy and Perkins Counties to receive cost share for up to three soil moisture probes used in 2018.
Cost share can be used on all services related to the probe, said Nate Jenkins, Asst. NRD Manager. For example, the telemetry that electronically relays information from probes to home computers or smart phones is eligible for cost share.
The deadline to apply for cost-share is May 31.
Using the probes and following irrigation scheduling recommendations that they offer has been demonstrated to reduce water use by about two inches per acre. Since the NRD began offering cost share for probes in 2012, producers have used the programs to install probes on more than 57,000 acres in the District, Jenkins said.