Category:
Agriculture

Vertical Farming; Its A Jersey Thing

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A facility being built in New Jersey is going to be the world's largest vertical farming plant. AeroFarms is set to be 3 times bigger than the next largest place of its kind located in Japan. Water usage is much lower while yield is substantially higher than standard farming operations. It looks like something that would be used to grow food in a Mars colony or in an underground bunker after Armageddon. But perhaps we will find that solving world hunger is a Jersey thing.

Posted By: patty - Tue Jun 07, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Agriculture, Food, Vegetables, Horticulture and Gardens, Nature

Trimming Beets for Victory!



WWII was won through strategic use of beets--apparently. No sound on this video.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 07, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, Food, PSA's, War, 1940s

Kissing Chickens





"They ain't got no lips!"



Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 29, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, PSA's, Diseases

2015 North American Manure Expo

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Not just a manure expo, but the 13th annual manure expo. Also, they held a slogan contest. I have no doubt that our community here on WU can come up with some interesting slogans. Slogans better than the ones at the link I bet. How about it guys?

Posted By: patty - Sun Apr 26, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Agriculture, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Farming

John Deere Manure Spreader



Eeyeuw! Thank god I am not a farmer, driving one of those manure plows. On the other hand, that manure spreader is pretty awesome. More of a "manure blaster" really. I envision "borrowing" one fully loaded with the most liquid poop and driving it down Main Street to wreak smelly, smelly vengeance.

By the way: if you want to see two hundred manure spreader videos, here is a YouTube playlist.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 12, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Technology, Excrement

Round Egg

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After 64 bids a round egg sold for £480 on EBay. Amazing considering its still just an egg.

Posted By: patty - Sat Feb 28, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Food

Corn Husking Championship





I can hardly wait to see who wins this year.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 13, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1930s

Interstate Poultry School

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"Interstate poultry husbandry?" That could get you ten to twenty years in prison nowadays!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 17, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Education, 1920s

Onion As Weather Forecaster

No, we are not talking about the brilliant humor publication, The Onion. Rather, we are interested in this bizarre bit of folk wisdom:

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Here's another account, whose hero is depicted below, with greater details as to the proper procedure.

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How long has this been going on? At least seventy years, as we can see from this account.

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Has anyone ever heard of this before, or know of the origin of the practice?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 25, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Agriculture, Regionalism, Superstition, Vegetables

Grazing Management Basics



More boring than "Wooden Bridge Inspection"? You be the judge!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 18, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Agriculture, Boredom, PSA's, Regionalism

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