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Transcript of Farming
-California produces over 250 different crops.
-California solely produces:
-California farms irrigate 9.6 million acres of land
-34 million acre-feet or 11,078,948,600,000 gallons of water is used every year to irrigate California farms.
Automated Irrigation Systems
We can reduce the use of water by using more resourceful things like aquaponics and hydroponics or using automated irrigation systems on farms.
Grows plants twice as fast
Easy to maintain
Uses recycled water
Fish most commonly used
Difficult to grow root crops
Trees are even possible to grow
Grows crops without soil
Nutrients dissolved in water
Roots don't search for nutrients
Little to no risk of pests and plant disease
Water is recycled
Can grow same crops as in aquaponics
Lettuces are easiest to grow
Amount of energy used is the downside to both hydroponics and aquaponics
Automated irrigation systems are computer controlled
Can use any of the 4 irrigation methods
Decides how much water to use based on
Information is collected by sensors in the soil
Makes better use of water by only using it when needed
4 types of agricultural irrigation:
(1) Manual irrigation
(2) Surface irrigation
(3) Sprinkler irrigation
Symbiotic relationship between plants and fish
Fish and crops are in two separate tanks
Fish produce waste that turns into ammonia
Ammonia is turned into nitrites and nitrates by bacteria
Plants take in the nitrates and removes them for the fish
Developed by Russel Maridon of Watsonville, CA
Uses real time information about field conditions
Uses automated controls
Saves as much as 32% on water and 14% on fertilizer
View & control with a tablet, smart phone, or computer
Water and farming
California is experiencing a record drought
Competition for our most precious resource has never been higher
We all need to use our water as efficiently as possible
Automated systems like Ag-Rite are leading the way in conserving water
Soiless farming methods may have to be used in a much higher scale if drought continues
Water is the one thing we all need to survive
I hope this topic is important to you too!
A Few Words in Spanish
Ahorra agua en casa
1. Apaga el agua cuando te laves tu pelo o manos y vas a utilizar menos galones al mes.
2. Si tu tienes hielo extra de algo dejalo que se derrita en tus plantas.
3. Planta plantas que usen menos agua.