4751Seed Pellets by the Ton
- Feb 1, 2005Folk,
Seed pellets should be thought of, and I promote them, as a modern
mechanism and means of future cropping on a commercial farm scale. To
that end and for my purposes, they require manufacture on a scale as
measured in tons per day or by hour. Again, and ideally; it should be
my desire to transform or persuade all (not simply garden or dairy
pasture) farmers involved in modern commercial agriculture into
utilizing "Natural Farming" techniques such as seed pellets.
Given the directions of modern agriculture, I'd think it
to do otherwise.
Higher seeding rates may very well require one or two tons or more of
seed pellets per acre and thus covering hundreds of acres at a time.
As I have written about elsewhere over time, I have little doubt that
Masanobu Fukuoka borrowed his notion of seed pellet hand fabrication
and manufacture from the pyrotechnic (fireworks) industries
"star" manufacturing techniques; those that his native
in part is famous for; - they are the same for small quantities
manufacture; and transfer rather quickly to rolling techniques for
Concerning Clays: Local natural clay from regional ground soils is
best to use. Commercial Red Clay is good too, but I use it mainly
only as a manipulation supplement to locally obtained clays. Try your
best. Keep making seed pellets. Before long, you will be able to take
note of your manufacturing techniques, ingredients, ratios, and
methods, etc. and change or otherwise manipulate those methods into
doing what you want them (the seed pellet) to do with organic
additives, (corn or rice starches, glutens, gelatins, etc.) and such.
Remember less is more.
Be safe. Sincerely
Royal A. Purdy
The Elysian Fields Pasture Project
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