Robert M. Dixon
The Imprinting Foundation is currently transferring its imprinting technology to the UAE in a massive project covering several thousand acres of degraded desert land. An imprinting air seeder developed in Vienna, Austria will be at the heart of the project to begin just a few days after this essay is dated. A mix of the following species are to be air seeded.
Annual ryegrass is a cover crop which was included to stabilize the land imprints, whereas buffelgrass and desert saltbush were included to provide forage for camel, sheep and goats. The climate is like the Mojave Desert with only 3 inches of rain during the winter and hot days during the summer. The project will include irrigated seed production in the UAE to provide the greater seed volume and native species needed for such large projects.
After the UAE, the transferred imprinting technology will probably be extended to other countries of the Arabian Peninsula and then possibly to Africa and India, and even China.
Transfer of new technology is usually a very slow process. Imprinting was invented in 1976. Now, 34 years later, transfer of the technology on a large scale is just beginning. See pictures of project consultants and coworkers.
Robert M. Dixon, PhD, Earth Scientist, Inventor of Land Imprinting which was patented in 1980.