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Acoustic soil preparation
There is an optimal soil aeration as well as percolation as well as chunk size for different plants. I think a really big acoustic transducer could reach more than 20cm deep to aerate, particulate size, and optimize soil and
There is an optimal soil aeration as well as percolation as
well as chunk size for different plants. I think a really
big acoustic transducer could reach more than 20cm
deep to aerate, particulate size, and optimize soil.
Right now there are meter or partial meter graphic
of differences in soil type and measured
yield [link] I think supercustomizing soil texture with a
sonic transducer could support this microarea production
Is it possible to vibrate length mostly empty new soil
tubes or lumens a few inches from the soil surface? this
could possibly optimize water transport and retention to
benefit plants, and thus people.
It is possible that well engineered acoustic transducers
could last as long or longer than mechanical tilling
Also imagine a spiffy sonic transducer wiggling little
pellets of fertilizer to depth uniformity, an improvement
over partial mixing.
Now somebody could be a little silly and say a tilling
machine is like a .1 Hz transducer...
microarea yield maps are used to describe soil productivity to improve yield
[beanangel, Jan 12 2017]
Reliably modifies soil structure [8th of 7, Jan 13 2017]
||Might work... can't see the bugs and worms digging it much though. You ideally want them to do your aerating for you.
||How would this not just pack soil down for suboptimal air content?
||I agree with [Voice] the transducer would have to be under
the soil facing up to go against gravity and lift the particles
into a freer space, rather than push them down into a
||A buried pipe designed to oscillate might be interesting
though. A brown note for worms.
||//Now somebody could be a little silly and say a tilling machine is like
a .1 Hz transducer...//
||Nah. The moon is a ~380nHz transducer.
||//The moon is a ~380nHz transducer.// Only if its orbital period has increased to about 30 days.
||Hmm. I appear to have spontaneously posted some complete
nonsense to the halfbakery. I do apologise.
||To simplify, let us assume that the moon is stationary. Under this
assumption, clearly it transducifies at about 11.6uHz. The 380nHz
spectral peak is caused by intermodulation with the frequencies of the
immediately adjacent transducers.
||// assume that the moon is stationary //
||But the moon IS stationary... ooops, you're not supposed to know that ...