Autonomous Farms and the Future of High Tech Agriculture

Automated farctory farm showing the crop density possible with automated watering, lighting and temperature control.

There are few endowments among the human race that are as fundamental to our rise in global presence and ongoing existence as our agricultural aptitude. We quickly learned that the cultivation of field crops and livestock was far superior to the primitive nomadic lifestyle we had been living.

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The Very Different Approaches in Barley and Cannabis Cultivation

Two plants: Cannabis and Barley have very different growing procedures. In this picture barley is growing in natural sunlight while cannabis grows inside in artificial light

In the famous words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.” This statement is both metaphorically spot-on and decidedly humbling as I sit in my office clicking away on the keyboard. The truth is that farming is anything but simple. For starters, every crop is unique in its ability to acclimate to various environmental conditions.

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Memories and Dreams – GTTY December

Gardening books make great Christmas gifts

Gardening Through the Year!

Boy, is it dark out there and cold!  What is a gardener to do when there is no light, the ground is frozen, snow covers everything and the tools are put away.  Thankfully, there is so much more to gardening than the physical work of planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.  Also fortunately, all the rest is perfectly suited to the winter months.

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