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Old April 11th, 2017 #1
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Default #1 Future of Farming Thread

https://theringer.com/urban-farming-...y-f3bb7434c4f0

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But the kale wasn’t delicious simply because it was grown without pesticides, or because Fain, who previously ran a customer loyalty software startup, has a green thumb. The kale was delicious because, in addition to maintaining a mostly autonomous farming system, Bowery uses proprietary software that collects data points about what influences a plant’s health, growth rate, yield, and factors that affect its flavor. According to Fain, it analyzes the information in real time, and automatically pushes out changes to the treatments of crops as it sees fit. I liked the kale in part because its growing conditions were dictated to a microscopic degree by machine-learning software that Fain lovingly calls “FarmOS.”
 
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Default Agroecology: The Less Disturbance of the Soil the Better

This documentary about Bees does a great job of going into depth about how the use of pesticides, which is killing our bees, is a symptom of a greater problem, and that greater problem is the way we till, till, till until we change the biological community of the soil--pests are overcome when you establish biological balances, as Dr. Lundgren explains, which would eliminate our need to use neonicitinoids, very toxic to bees. 13% of all our land surfaces are compromised by the use of these agents.

This kind of farming is regenerative, where they are rebuilding biodiversity in the soil. First step is: Stop tilling.

This is discussed starting around the 3 min mark:


http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/SERG/techniq...sturbance.html
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