Drip-Feeds & Sprays
In order to maximise efficiency and minimise spray-drift losses, and minimise losses from rain-leaching, there is a growing movement towards drip irrigation. A full range of plant foods and fertilisers such as: zeolite, lime, phosphate, diatomaceious earth, guano, kelp, peat, alfalfa, coffee grounds, biochar, etc, can be added into drip-feeds by micronisation and emulsification. The Aximill can provide any of these mentioned materials at sub 5 micron sizes, micronised as a blend or singly. In some cases, micronisation is improved by blending, for instance, kelp will mill finer in the presence of phosphate or zeolite. The Aximill advantage is that no classification is necessary if around 2 percent of the finished product can be tolerated above 5 micron.
Astounding results have been achieved in all phases of agriculture, from bananas to cabbages and herbs, by watering with compost teas. These teas are made by composted and semi-composted material being soaked in water and filtered. The nutrient-laden water is then dispensed appropriately. Nutrient uptake from these materials can be accelerated by first passing the damp compost through an Aximill, and then soaking the micronised material. You then have the choice of dispensing the material along with the water.
It is becoming more accepted that bioavailability of nutrients in seeds and grains can be increased by kibbling and size reduction. While over-processing of some foods can lead to acidosis in cows and horses, nevertheless milling and micronisation has its place, particularly for the production of pellets and biscuits. Excellent results and improvements in production have been achieved in pig farms by finer milling of blends of corn, oats, wheat, etc, as well as by the addition of zeolite granules. The Aximill makes it possible to co-grind the various sized grains along with blends of lucerne, chaff, etc, with extremely high throughputs (the Aximill 1000: 2+ tonnes/hr) for direct feeding or pelletisation.
Page last updated: 19 April 2015