Abigail’s Fodder for Thought – All-Natural Seed Prep
Does the idea of preparing your fodder seeds in bleach make you turn up your nose? Are you concerned with creating the perfect balance of hydrogen peroxide and water for best sanitization? Well, fear no more as these steps are not required! We have recently concluded our testing of seed preparation with basic aeration and boy, are we impressed with the results! By simply soaking seeds in clean water with an aerating ceramic stone for 12 to 24 hours you can skip the sanitizing solution all together. Not only are we seeing superior mold protection throughout the growing process but we are also prompting germination while still in the soaking stage. With expedited germination a greater root mass is developed during the seven-day growing cycle.
To recap, aeration takes up less of your time and reduces labor since you don’t have to create a solution, less monetary investment since a sanitizing chemical does not have to be repeatedly purchased; expedited germination and growth, as well as better quality fodder overall. If all this can’t be considered a win, then I certainly don’t know what would be.
Since all of our systems come with the number of soaker bags and buckets equivalent to the number of channels in operation daily, just the small air pump and stones are required for additional purchase. For multiple units running daily, a customer can use a multi-outlet air pump and continue with bags and buckets provided with the system or upgrade to our commercial seed soaker. Available in a single or double soaker option, these can soak enough seed to produce up to 2,000 lbs. of fodder per day! (Please note that the cart and scoop are sold separately.)