Working together to protect your soil.
We work with nurseries to plan and fund custom solutions that are proven to reduce soil erosion with minimal disruption to operations. Free planning is available to nurseries, as well as 75% cost share funding for projects that address soil erosion. Contact Aaron (see sidebar below) or fill out our site visit request form to learn more.
Contact Aaron Guffey to learn more:
- (503) 935-5362
Gravel farm roads
Replacing dirt farm roads with gravel roads that are graded to a crown and protected with geotextile fabric under the gravel. The ditches are planted with grass to capture rain as it flows off the road.
Drainage areas or ditches that have been graded and planted with grass, in order to convey water down a slope without erosion.
Strips of perennial grass that run through the crop field. They are generally mowed only once a year to prevent seed production.
Crops planted on bare ground between harvest and planting to temporarily protect fields from soil erosion by intercepting rain and improving soil structure.
Cover crops planted between tree rows during growing season.
Grassed strips surrounding fields to catch runoff from fields. Not used as field roads or equipment turning areas.
Temporary erosion control devices such as wattles, silt fences, mulch, and check dams to slow and filter runoff during and after harvest.
Basins designed to temporarily store sediment laden water until sediment settles out.