All Around the Farm: May 2014
By: Paula Barbour
Great farmer inventions including innovative ways to mix seed and haul pipe.
Mix seed thoroughly without breakage
On our farm, we mix talc, inoculant, and other treatments with our seed. We find that a large (5-gallon) paint mixer and drill make the best tools for the job. The paint mixer is much faster, and it takes a lot less energy than mixing by hand or stirring with a stick. Because of the mixer’s rounded edges, it won’t damage or break the seed.
Seth Zentner | Omaha, Nebraska