WARREN COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

925 Lovers Lane    Bowling Green, KY 42103

Phone -- (270) 846-4506    Fax -- (270) 783-9009

 

Warren County Conservation District © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  We are an equal opportunity employer and provider. All programs and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.

 

 

Winter Cover Crop Mixes - Three Year Demonstration

   

Thanks to our sponsors and cooperators, we are happy to provide a 3-year test plot demonstration displaying several mixes of common cover crops. We will record data for the three years, and have a field day comparing the results of the different mixes to see which one does the best. If you would like to see it for yourself, please stop by and check it out. DIRECTIONS: Take HWY 231 (Scottsville Road) toward Scottsville out of Bowling Green. Turn right on Ivy Farms St. (past the twin briges and before Greta Dr. on right) and an immediate right on Scottsville Rd access road and you will see our sign. 

GPS-Guided Tile Plow

Earth Pan

No-Till Drill Available for Rent

equipment rental

    

The District currently owns 6 no-till drills for both warm season native grass and cool season plantings, a tile plow and an earth pan for rent. The no-till drill rental fee is $6/acre (10 acre minimum) and a $60 pickup/delivery fee. The tile plow rental fee is $100/day plus $250 pickup/delivery fee. The earth pan is $50/day and $100 fee for pickup/delivery.  If you are interested in renting a no-till drill, contact Billy Sears at (270) 792-1899.  For renting the earth pan or tile plow, contact Danny Elkin at (270) 791-0942.

kentucky agriculture water quality plans


In 1994, the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act (KRS. 224.71-100 through 224.71-140).  The AWQA requires that all landowners with 10 acres or more that are being used for agriculture and/or silviculture operations develop and implement and Ag Water Quality Plan.  An AWQ plan consists of a compilation of best management practices (BMPs) tailored to the producer’s current operation.  Come by our office and we can assist you in developing your AWQ plan.

free soil testing

    

We provide free soil testing to Warren County residents. One of the largest sources of water pollution is excessive nutrients and fertilizers in groundwater.  Soil testing will ensure that the correct amount of fertilizers are applied, reducing the amount that will end up in our groundwater. Soil testing is not only a necessary tool for farmers, but homeowners looking for a greener lawn or a more productive garden will also benefit from this service. 

rain barrel workshop

     

Twice a year, the Conservation District partners with Warren County Division of Stormwater Management and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE to provide a cost-shared Rain Barrel Workshop for Warren County residents. Rain barrels are designed to catch water runoff from your roof. This water is stored in the barrel and can be later used for watering your landscaping or garden. Rain barrels are an excellent way to reduce stormwater runoff, conserve water, and cut down on your water bill.

conservation technical assistance

     
If you are not interested in any programs or services listed above, but still have a question or concern about a natural resource issue, we would be happy to provide you with technical assistance.  We can provide you with knowledge and information for anything from building ponds to making your land better for wildlife.  Contact us to set up an appointment and let us know your concern.

 Rinse & Return Program


Two times per year, the Conservation District partners with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to gather and recycle used pesticide containers. Farmers may bring their used pesticide containers to the Ag Mechanics building on WKU’s farm during the allotted time and the containers will be recycled. In order to participate, containers must be triple rinsed, labels and lids removed, and punctured. Check back periodically to find out when the next Rinse & Return date will be.

Services we provide

arbor day celebration & tree seedling giveaway

   

Once a year in early spring, the Conservation District purchases tree seedlings and distributes them to Warren County residents.  We give away between 3000 and 5000 trees to our customers annually.  Species include white pine, walnut, poplar, redbud, dogwood, wild plum, and oak, depending on what is available from the Kentucky Division of Forestry nursery. Along with our annual tree give-away, we often partner with city or county agencies to participate in Arbor Day celebrations at local schools.