Benefits of Barrier CreationThere are many benefits to applying a natural barrier in different situations. Here are a few:
- Retain/absorb moisture
- Weed Control
- Oil/Dust Control
- Erosion Prevention
Barrier Application Methods and MaterialsThere are many ways to apply barriers using different materials.
- You can use straw or fescue hay to spread a thin and even layer.
- You use mulch in thick mounds or even coverage.
- You can use material like cornstalks to create thick or thin areas.
Industries to Use Barriers
- Livestock bedding, bunk feeding, or creating windrows
- Mulching in landscaping, vineyards, and berry fields
- Ground coverage for erosion and dust control for roadside management, construction, and oil wells.
Equipment to Apply:People have been applying barriers by hand for centuries. This is very time consuming and hard on us as people. The next step up was to use a small machine that tears apart and shoots material. These are sometimes attached to a hose for blowing material. The next machine took a leap. They are pulled with a tractor, and are very large and powerful. This is nice when you have lots of space and need to cover a large area. These are also on the pricey side. So we came up with our own option. Top-Spread bale processor attaches to a skid steer and is small enough to fit in barn alleys, but powerful enough to cover road ditches.
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