Cost share available for soil moisture probes

By Russ Pankonin

Johnson Publications

Cost-share funds that pay for up to two-thirds 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 four soil moisture probes used in 2017.

The program will help pay for 2/3 of the cost of either leasing or buying probes. The 2/3 cost share provided by the NRD is capped at $1,300 per probe for the 2017 growing season.

Cost share can be used on all services related to the probe. For example, the telemetry that electronically relays information from probes to home computers or smart phones is eligible for cost share.

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