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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
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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 visualizations of differences in soil type and measured yield [link] I think supercustomizing soil texture with a sonic transducer could support this microarea production amplification.

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 methods.

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...

beanangel, Jan 12 2017

microarea yield maps are used to describe soil productivity to improve yield http://www.gisagmap.../field-data-bundle/
[beanangel, Jan 12 2017]

Camouflet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camouflet
Reliably modifies soil structure [8th of 7, Jan 13 2017]


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       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?
Voice, Jan 12 2017
  

       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 denser space.   

       A buried pipe designed to oscillate might be interesting though. A brown note for worms.
wjt, Jan 13 2017
  

       //the transducer would have to be under the soil facing up to go against gravity//   

       Earthquake liquefaction [-].
bigsleep, Jan 13 2017
  

       Camouflet ...   

       <link>
8th of 7, Jan 13 2017
  

       Gesundheit.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2017
  

       //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.
Wrongfellow, Jan 13 2017
  

       //The moon is a ~380nHz transducer.// Only if its orbital period has increased to about 30 days.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2017
  

       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.
Wrongfellow, Jan 13 2017
  

       // assume that the moon is stationary //   

       But the moon IS stationary... ooops, you're not supposed to know that ...
8th of 7, Jan 14 2017
  


 

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