Here at FarmTek, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of controlled environmental agriculture. But, the million-dollar question remained: can we control the environment of a trailer while DRIVING over 1,200 miles? The answer: a resounding yes! That’s not to say we recommend it! We now know it can be done. Three days before departing, I soaked the seeds. Two days before leaving I put the seeds into the channels right in the trailer. Practicing what we preach, we kept the air moving and cool—usually around 68 degrees with a relative humidity around 60%. We had a timer that watered the channels two minutes every two hours. The day had come to finally get on the road. Bright and early, we left our corporate office in South Windsor, CT. All was going according to plan…until we got to Ohio!
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.
With the number of options on the market today, making the decision to purchase any product can be overwhelming. Do you get the Dodge with the Hemi or something built “Ford Tough?” For a new rod and reel, are you more apt to go to Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s? With over 30 years of business experience, FarmTek understands the vast market options available to the American agricultural community. This is why we operate with a “build to suit the customer” mentality with our Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed Systems.
So you want to grow fodder, do you? Great! It couldn’t be easier, so please don’t let the word ‘hydroponic’ scare you away. With all the great “how to” information available online these days, I figured, “why not fodder?” Here’s what you need to know to get started (after your Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed System has been installed): Read more