Photo Tweets: The Crops of Peru and Bolivia

Tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis), being sold on the street in #Cochabamba #Bolivia. A highland crop. http://t.co/eBekkrQkyU pic.twitter.com/dj0iVXRiae — agroinnovations (@agroinnovations) May 1, 2015 Baked cuy (guinea pig) w/ papa muru huayro: traditional plate of the #Inca capital. Best potato ever. #Peru … Continue reading

Software Defined Radio using GQRX on Ubuntu Linux

I’ve been playing around with Ham Radio quite a bit lately.  The potential for varying applications in agriculture is pretty broad, and it’s just plain fun.  Here’s a little demo I put together of a very cheap Software Defined Radio, … Continue reading

Trends in Ag: Consolidated Capital vs. Open Source Innovation

Recently I was interviewed for a CNBC article by Mark Koba entitled “Frankenstates: Winning the Agriculture Tech War.”   In it, Mr. Koba has the following passage taken from our interview: While most tout the progress that technical innovation has … Continue reading

Farm Hack: Fixed-Wing Drones for Farm Monitoring

Over the past several weeks I have been corresponding with Dorn Cox of farmhack.net about the uses of fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), more commonly known as drones, for farm monitoring applications. Most people who follow this topic immediately think … Continue reading

Drought in America: US Cattle Herd at Lowest since 1951

I’ve seen numerous headlines over the past few weeks warning that the U.S. cattleherd is at historic lows.  Most blame drought for the decline, but looking behind the numbers a bit I realized that drought isn’t the full story, though … Continue reading

Arduino Aquaponics in Oakland

Another arduino for aquaponics prototype. The economics of this remains of great interest. Sure the prototypes are expensive; there is a lot of development work going into it. But if the model is open source, development costs should go down exponentially once the platform matures.

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