Saffron Corm Sowing Mechanization

As we approach the summer, it’s time to turn our attention to high-volume corm planting. We’ve received a lot of inquiries about mechanizing saffron corm sowing, and we’re excited to provide you with some helpful information. Over the years, there have been many innovations for semi- to fully-mechanized farming tools to help plant large amounts of saffron corms. In this newsletter, we’ll explore some of the most successful technologies and adaptations: Single-bottom moldboard plow with corm hopper that is drawn by a tractor while a worker throws corms in a free-fall tube Spoon/cup seed metering device (similar to those used in potato planters) A seven-row saffron corm planter with a corm container, roller-type seed metering device, furrow openers, corm covering packer, carrying wheels, and a power transmission as developed to be attached to a tractor via a three-point hitch and the seed metering device driven by a ground wheel (see picture

Saffron Purple Petals: A New Phytomedicine for Health, Wealth, & Wisdom

  Introduction      Crocus sativus (saffron) has numerous historical uses that date back over three millennia. From ancient Egypt, to the Greco-Romans, the phytotherapeutic actions of saffron have been sought out across time and space. Indeed, even the etymology of ‘phyto’, which means ‘of a plant’ or ‘relating to plants’, is derived from the Greek root ‘phuein’—’come into being’—and ‘phuton’—’a plant’. Therefore, the phytochemistry and phytotherapeutic uses of a plant describe the chemical compounds that are found in the plant (primary and secondary metabolites), as well as the medicinal applications on the human body. As of 2019, and for those who would like a more extensive report on the phytochemistry of C. sativus and other C. spp., see (Mykhailenko et al.). Below is a brief literature review on the general phytochemistry and phytotherapeutic uses of saffron petals. Why Saffron Petals?      Saffron petals have anti-oxidative qualities from rich sources

Saffron for Health, Wealth & Wisdom

Saffron for Health, Wealth & Wisdom Blog 1 Introduction The use of saffron (Crocus sativus) dates back roughly 3,600 years ago and is thus not new to the world of agriculture. While the majority of it’s origins trace back to ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilizations, contemporary societies have now placed a high value on the red-gold novelty. Spanning the world from countries as diverse as Greece, Iran, and Canada, the cash-crop has built a global reputation and is sought-after now more than ever. Along with simply being a tasty delight, an increasing focus of Saffron’s popularity is the medicinal value the plant holds. While the medicinal effects are widely debated, it is known that ancient societies successfully experimented with its effects thousands of years ago. Fast forward to today and the therapeutic uses are diverse and implemented across cultures around the world. In order to understand any function of saffron,

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