Report on Business Trip to the U.S. (3) Pasture-raised alfalfa
So far, I have reported on our staff’s one-week business trip to the United States in September for vegetables and fruit trees. In this third and final report, we would like to introduce the contents of our visit to a grass farm.
Growing alfalfa requires a lot of water, and Skeepon reduces the burden of watering.
When I hear the word “pasture farm,” I feel like I’m in the United States, a dairy powerhouse. In Japan, there are not many opportunities to visit such farms, so it was very refreshing.
The grass farm we visited this time was mainly growing alfalfa. Since alfalfa requires a lot of water to grow, they used to put in a lot of water (about 7.5 cm of water level in the field) once a week, but since there is almost no rainfall in this area during the summer, the burden of watering was heavy.
Using Skeepon not only improves the plants’ tolerance to high temperature and dryness but also reduces the burden of watering because it allows the plants to grow vigorously with less frequent watering. From this, we felt that Skeepon could be used for grass cultivation as well.
Plants need stress relief from drought and high temperature during regrowth after harvesting.
In addition, the farm we visited mows about seven times a year, and we learned that it is necessary to alleviate drought and high-temperature stress when the plants regenerate after mowing. This is because this way we can improve the final productivity.
Therefore, we found that Skeepon has great potential in alfalfa cultivation. This realization shows that Skeepon can make a great contribution to the field of grass cultivation, and we feel that this will be a great hint for Skeepon in developing overseas sales channels.