i think data science is a huge thing for small farmers. its one of the technologies that I think is very needed
@freaklabs > I like it! data mining baby!
small point of fact, data science foundations are based on farming. ANOVA was designed to analyze agriculture experiments.
My area of research is mostly in CO² enrichment to counteract climate change. More recently Ive been curious with methane enrichment through pines
@freaklabs I can help. I wish more environmentally minded people had the data in mind.
@freaklabs > are you creating anything like sci-kit for ag?
I tell you, when we first moved out here, near 20 years ago now, we rarely had tick issues. Now going in the woods and picking ramps, you just pick the suckers off of you when you come back in. It is very bad.
but one of the thngs I'm obsessed with is teaching experimental techniques to farmers. I think it can benefit all farmers, indie or big ag. and its something most don't know how to do. Even a simple single factorial with one-way ANOVA that can be done in Excel could hugely boost productivity
@sadhana : not really. i'm not sure how useful machine learning is for ag at the moment. I got a suggestion that ML could help afarmer determine when to pick a cucumber
Big ag has control over a lot more than small. They have it down to about as tight as you can get it, with chemicals and irrigation.
@sadhana : i had to tell the guy you don't really need to teach a farmer when he can pick a cucumber
@matthewkleinmann : yes, there is a big focus on optimization
regarding the experiments, I think the interesting thing is that each farm is different iwth different soils. So running experiments on your own farm, speficif to your growing ocnditions can help identify how to optimize for that specific farm.
Like for us, current decisions are when to bring plant starts out from the house into the greenhouse and than when to put them outside.
MIT has the best machine learning system Ive seen in farming
@admin> Is the entire chat threads available later on?
One thing we are doing this year is I build a bunch of movable containers and we are going to try and put some things back in the greenhouse near the end of the season and see how long we can eke things out of them.
ie: what conditions can you germiante quinoa seedlings in for specific temperatures. these can be run in aquariums iwth small heaters. Knowing the optimal temperature of quinoa could tell you approximately what date you can plant quinoa in your region/zone
@enatalio -Absolutely. I'll copy the whole transcript and post it in the event page - https://hackaday.io/event/165315-iot-for-agriculture-hack-chat-with-akiba
@matthewkleinmann I find it intriguing that we don't have a good database for this kind of things. There are tons of local farmers almanach, but little in terms of well formatted databases
@matthewkleinmann : nice. that's ag reat idea for season extension. Actually we might have to copy you on that idea. it sounds realy interesting
@Dan Maloney > Thanks Dan!
What do you all think about hydroponic/aeroponic greenhouses? It seems like you could control the environment and nutrients more easily, but I guess they might be expensive to make and maintain?
sorry about the divergent threads. I only have around a four chat history on my current laptop screen
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