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Re: GSBN:Alfalfa Bales

Alfalfa isn't desirable for building since it has food value. That means it will encourage critters, mold etc. and it is better used (more valuable) as animal feed. Straw should be available in most agricultural regions. If there is low demand - it may be hard to find in baled form. The same machines are used to bale straw or alfalfa so it may be a case of finding a local farmer who is willing to bale straw. Argentina produces a lot of wheat so it's hard to imagine that some of the straw wouldn't get baled:
<a  target="_blank" href="http://informaecon.com/CropMaps2001/ArgentineWheatArea2000.gif";>http://informaecon.com/CropMaps2001/ArgentineWheatArea2000.gif</a>

A few years ago Kelly Lerner did a project in Argentina using straw bales:
<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.one-world-design.com/international.asp?pid=12";>http://www.one-world-design.com/international.asp?pid=12</a>


Rikki Nitzkin rikkinitzkin@... escribi?

Hi all,

I have gotten a request for information about the use of
Bales made with Alfalfa. It seems that Argentina they are
the only bales available. Does anyone know if they work
well for building? Alfalfa is usually &#xD2;food&#xD3; for animals,
but if it is the only thing available&#xC9;


Rikki Nitzkin

Aul?s, Lleida (Spain)