Various sizes of weed wrenches are available for use at no charge to the public. Weed wrenches are used for removal of woody, exotic, invasive plants. The office maintains one mini, one light, two medium and two heavy wrenches.
The Truax no-till seed drill plants grasses and seeds on a variety of site conditions. Multiple seed boxes give you the flexibility to plant most seeds, including fluffy seeds, cool season species, small grains and wildflowers. The drill has right openings with a seeding width of 5.3 feet. Cost-sharing programs may be available to cover a portion of expenses related to establishing permanent vegetation and/or no-till planting.
Cost per acre ($50 minimum):
$10 in county
$12 out of county
The Super Sponge Weed Wiper is a highly efficient way to control taller weeds. The Super Sponge attaches to your ATV to apply herbicide directly onto target weeds with no drift or dripping. A gravity-fed system provides precise metering for even application and outstanding coverage with maximum saturation.
Cost is $15 per day for use in Cabarrus County.
Our office does not do actual soil testing on site or at your location. We are available to help evaluate soil sample analysis results if necessary.
Free soil testing boxes, forms and information is available to citizens through the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Residents can pick up boxes at the SWCD office (715 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord). You can also send your boxed soil samples to the Agronomic Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services through our office at no charge. Turnaround time for results varies depending on the time of year.
From December 1 through April 1, the Agronomic Division charges $4 per soil test box. The local SWCD office collects the money and sends it with your boxed samples. Residents may only pay by check or online advance payment.
For information about soil sampling/testing, visit NCDA&CS Agronomic Services.
The DS200 is a precinct-based scanner and vote tabulator equipped with the latest in ES&S’ patented technology. Fully certified and compliant with EAC guidelines, the DS200 enhances the voting experience for voters and election officials alike. Our patented IMR™ and PTRAC® technology ensures even the most poorly marked ballots are read accurately and consistently protecting voter intent. All of this is designed to make everyone’s job easier.