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How Do Landscapers Handle Their Lawn Clippings?

The World Food Organization claims we need to double food production by 2050 or starve as a planet. Id like to lobby therefore, that lawn clippings used to feed livestock is a greater goal to reach and BioPac’r will pave the way.

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Pesticides, Lawn Clipping and Silage

I feel like I back living in the 1950's with the types of questions I get from people when I tell them I feed fermented lawn clippings to cows.  In 1949, AO Smith creates Harvestore Products Company to market the glass-fused-to-steel bolted tank technology in the agriculture market.  The blue silo's of Harvestores became a common house hold name along with XEROX machines, Kleenex and Coke.  Back in the 50's the notion of packing green chop or corn into a silo while it still wet and then allowing the biomass to ferment, pickle or the technical name is Ensiling into silage was on everyone's mind.  The first questions that were always asked back then by the farmers and the consumers  was the concerns about the pesticides that were sprayed on, over, and around the corn plants from spring right up to harvest.  Today, the first question we get asked are about the pesticides and fertilizers that re sprayed on and over the lawns.  Does this sound familiar? Back in the 1950's the chemical process detoxified the biomass from pesticides making it safe to feed.  Unless physics and chemistry has changed, lawn clipping that are ensiled are predisposed to the same outcome after they have underwent the ensiling process for 30 days. Plants suitable for silage production include barley, Common Bermuda grass, wheat, coastal Bermuda oat grass, alfalfa, pasture grass mixes, St. Augustine, corn, wheat, rye grass, peas, Sudan grass, millet, sorghum, lambs quarter, bluegrass, kochia, stinkweed, wild oats, sweet clover, red clover, canola, and even fescue's are all turned into livestock silage.  And trust me when I say, none... read more

Tree Leaves Nearly Kill Workers

The efficiency of the worker went from 538 square feet per hour on Monday using their pickup truck method to using a BioPac’r which improved their efficiency to 4,500 square feet per hour

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History of Lawn Mowers

"Gentlemen will find using my machine an amusing ... healthful exercise." — EDWIN BUDDING'S PATENT APPLICATION FOR THE FIRST LAWNMOWER, 1830 To understand what landscapers do to dispose of their lawn clippings, you first need to know the history of the lawn mower. 1868: The reel-type spiral-bladed cutter makes its stateside debut via manufacturer Amariah Hills, who receives the first U.S. patent for the machine. 1921: Knud and Oscar Jacobson introduce a mower with a purpose-built gas engine. The reel-mowing machine cuts a blistering 4 acres a day—perfect for the golf courses, parks, and cemeteries it's intended to maintain. 1929: William Beazley builds a power rotary lawnmower with blades that are driven horizontal to the grass rather than perpendicular like traditional reel mowers, creating a very close cut. 1938: Toro launches a power mower for the homeowner: It's affordable, fits in a garage, and is so easy to handle that parents make their kids use it. 1953: Briggs & Stratton creates the lightweight aluminum engine for mowers. By 1957 it accounts for 80 percent of engines the company ships in the US.   1970's:  Mulching mowers hit the retail markets.  The early companies closed off the side shoot and sharpened the blades almost all the way to the bolt hole.  By the late 70's blade companies started twisting blades to more finely chop up the grass clippings. 1985: Universities started conducting research to perpetuate the benefits of mulching or grasscycling about returning nitrogen back to the soil and downplaying the negitive effects of increased insect and disease problems.  I believe in the hopes of helping those companies/industries that were... read more

Laverne & Joyce Graus

My Folks taught me the value of hard, and honest work and rightfully I wanted to memorialize them by naming the first 2015 production model for Laverne and Joyce Graus.

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Determining the Value of Lawn Clipping Silage™

Value can have two different definitions; material value or human value. Let’s look at the value upon humanity first, then monetarily in the calculations to determine the actual market value of lawn clipping silage.

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My Truths: Mulching Lawn Mowers

Since the early 1980's I have owned and operated a lawn and tree care business.  I'm not only a manufacturer, I'm one of you!  I started out mulching the clippings back into the lawns, what a mistake!   That first year I was offered a free John Deere hydrostatic Riding lawn mower with the dual bags behind my back.  I got the mower for free as long as I mowed this client's (Jim Wolford of Grand Island, Nebraska) lawn for free for two seasons.  I tried mulching the grass clippings, by recycling the clippings back to the lawn.  It was widely advertised that by mulching, this practice would add back to the lawn the equivalent of one fertilization application of nutrients over a season.  In other words, if you fertilize 5 times a season, you will now only have to fertilize 4 times.  I tried to reduce the number of fertilizer applications of my mowing customers.  Sadly, these lawns became yellow during the season and my incidence of leaf diseases and insect damage only increased, disproportionate to the bagging clients. In addition, I had to mow twice a week during the spring months and into early summer because the turf grew too fast.  I ended up with a mess of clumping lawn clippings and windrows.  Guess what?, I had to go over the lawn twice on some days, causing me to mow the same lawn four times a week.  As the season continued in 1984, I lost some of these clients due to the mess I left behind or the disease and insect issues that plagued the  lawns when... read more



We at Yellowstone Compact & Commodities are creating an entirely new commodities market that is Horticultural based, justified by University Research in partnership with Agriculture. The BioPac'r converts lawn clippings into High Octane Grass, for your Cows, it's called Lawn Clipping Silage. Follow our Blog below.

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