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 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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