Autonomous drive in the fields
Improves Soil Tradability
For a long time fundamental aberrations in the practice of today's land management are to be lamented.
I would like to outline essential, already feasible correction options here:
In the process of developing autonomous cars, it would be useful for agriculture to offer GPS-guided beam vehicles.
The solar powered e-Acker-devices would drive with lightly-matured e-wheels. Their ~ 10 m² thin-film solar films deliver good current yields even in diffuse light conditions; additional handy batteries make any residual.
A special on-board software could detect sprouting weeds and prevent them from continuing to grow: with the help of replaceable Carpon compressed air tanks and a series of lances, lightning-fast separation takes place at their main root. Such device provides - in dry spring weather used - the decisive advantage to the field dominance of sowing. The device is intended to make its field use on the whole area or between the plant rows.
The software recognizes but also in the field breeding animals, reports the exact location and leaves this place unprocessed.
With little modification, the same versatile useful vehicle can carry out the application of a pesticide approved in organic farming - so that targeted only against the pest of the cultivated crop must be treated. The injection molding tank would be carried as a separate trailer with synchronized own e-wheels.
To and from the field, the approximately 4 m wide boom can be folded up; These paths also drive the device itself. It performs valuable, environmentally compatible work steps; with minimal work time and low operating costs! There is hardly any room in the equipment store with the raised jibs. Of course, such a field device can be purchased and used by several small farmers together. Such a lightweight device would cost only a fraction of a fossil-powered, tons-heavy tractor.
Mechanical attachments - with their added power from the Carpon compressed-air tank - can be developed for the basic unit for many different work steps. Thus, e.g. The application of a worm box harvest done with the light beam device. Or; The solar equipment takes care of sowing in the spring and sets rows of young plants. Also, the mowing and hay preparation could provide a tower device. Only for Ceralienernte and for larger crops it still needs the heavy machinery.
With regular crop rotation, mulching and with steel slices parallel to the beam, which roll 10 cm deep grooves in the already dry soil - fertile soil can be reached even without "agrochemical aids". Only plowing makes them nutrient poor - deprives them of their natural function as topsoil!
A careful cultivation allows only the return to profitable organic farming. On the one hand, in view of the increasing consumer demand, and on the other hand, with the desire for the original rural joy and love of sowing and harvest, this way is possible.
After all, 75% of all insects have disappeared in the last 30 years!
Many dubious chemical all-round poisons radically minimize the diversity of insects - and, unfortunately, songbirds with insects on their menu. As a result, there is not enough of the former luxuriant floral and butterfly splendor. Little by little the buzz, creaking and twittering disappear. The dumb spring - not just a metaphor! Hand-pollination - to produce more food - as in some places in China?
Fallow strips can be left in an economically acceptable manner with about 5% share in the respective agricultural area. These biosphere habitats provide protection for many animal and plant species.
Equally obligatory or set up as an instruction, the support coupled with conditions in our rural area structure would be a well-arranged via satellite images and meaningful way to re-greening.
Whether with a direct purchase subsidy or tax deductibility, the breakthrough to e-farm mobility would be paved with environmental protection, as it was the case with the purchase of an e-car. A 5G network would rather not be necessary for this self-propelled application.
Furthermore, this agricultural revolution will make our farmers spend less time on tractor-driving. So they can use this time for bio-diverse vegetable and field cultivation and are thus less or not at all dependent on the additional earnings as pendulum workers. The peasant farming would thus be relieved of joyless racking. Its activity serves general food safety and is no longer just a "function" for the food supply industry.
The contracted SDGs must be actively implemented by the signatory states - for our food and habitats - within the timetables. These goals are also achievable with the respective steering and promotion instruments - for the common good and for the sake of creation itself!
This patent-free proposal now needs and expects industrial implementation – that is my strong vision ...
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© by Michael Thalhammer (www.TubeWaySolar.at) - July 2011 - Technically updated, Vienna, 12.04.2019
GLYPHSATE – a possible substitut?
Unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide:
Chemists and microbiologists at the University of Tübingen have discovered a sugar molecule that inhibits plants and microorganisms and is harmless to human cells – an possible alternative to the controversial glyphosate?
This natural substance could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: The newly found sugar molecule from cyanobacteria inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants, but is harmless to humans and animals. The joint study was conducted by Dr. med. Klaus Brilisauer, Professor Stephanie Grond (Institute of Organic Chemistry) and Professor Karl Forchhammer (Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine). It was published on Friday in Nature Communications.
Substances for pharmaceutical or agricultural are often of natural origin. These can consist of complex or relatively simple chemical structures. Often, the genius of such substances lies in their simplicity: so-called "antimetabolites" interact with vital processes in the cell by mimicking metabolic products. The result is a disruption of the biological process, which can lead to growth inhibition or even the death of the affected cell.
The Tübingen chemistry and microbiology research team came across a very unusual antimetabolite with a strikingly simple chemical structure: a sugar molecule scientifically called "7-deoxy-sedoheptulose" (7dSh). Unlike ordinary carbohydrates, which usually act as an energy source for growth, this substance inhibits the growth of various plants and microorganisms, such as bacteria and yeasts. The sugar blocks an enzyme of the so-called shikimate pathway, a metabolic pathway that exists only in microorganisms and plants. For this reason, the scientists classify the substance as harmless to humans and animals and have already confirmed this in preliminary studies.
The long-term goal is to replace controversial herbicides and their dangerous by-products, the researchers say. The effectiveness of 7dSh on the fields, its biodegradability and harmlessness towards livestock and humans needs further investigation in comprehensive long-term studies.
Klaus Brilisauer, Johanna Rapp, Pascal Rath, Anna Schoellhorn, Lisa Bleul, Elisabeth Weiss, Mark Stahl, Stephanie Grond, Karl Forchhammer "Cyanobacterial antimetabolite 7-deoxy-sedoheptulose blocks the shikimate pathway to inhibit the growth of prototrophic organisms"
Published in Nature Communications (February 1st, 2019). DOI: 10.1038 / s41467-019-08476-8
From: Sonnenseiten news, 16.2.2019
Source University of Tübingen 2019