Rejuvenate pastures

DUC’s sod seeding pilot program pays you $40/acre and provides extensive agronomic support.

Prevent tillage of grasslands while improving plant diversity, optimizing pollinator habitat and increasing livestock feed quality in poorly producing pasturelands.

front cover of pamphlet for Ducks Unlimited Canada sod seeding program.

Program details:

  • 10-year term
  • Agreement is pro-rated, allowing for early exit
  • Nothing is tied to land title and no carbon credits are claimed under the agreement
  • 30-acre minimum to qualify
  • Eligible on pasture acres, including rented land (with landowner permission)
  • Not eligible for broadcast seeding establishments
  • A winning record: DUC has successfully established 1,200 acres of sod seeding in Manitoba
  • DUC agrologists will assist producers with seed mix formulation, seeding rates and equipment specifics to ensure successful establishments
  • A grazing management plan is included, with advice on enhancing pasture productivity
  • Field(s) must fall within DUC’s Target Areas to qualify

Am I eligible?

Connect with DUC about program eligibility:

Cam Ross