PUSHING ON-DEMAND AGRICULTURE: yo, measuring the metric of sucrose in plants to adjust the irrigation to alter the yield to minimally satisfy changing demand

“It’s interesting”, I reply to Bilta as I shuffle in my chair in the cafe by the beach, “he says a lot but doesn’t say much, if anything.”

“Don’t say everything to everyone.”

“Huh?”, I reply as I pick up my coffee, “what’s that mean? Why wouldn’t you want to say everything to everyone?”

“People have different agendas–not everyone is supportive or your friend.  You want to err on the side of caution and say less to more people.  Consider that some people want to use your success against you.”

“I like to think that I’m popular and that people like me–I use several five letter words in coversation and shower once every two weeks.  I call these the keys to successfully making friends–consider your hygiene and how you present yourself.”

“So, anyways”, he replies as he turns his head to look at the surfers in the water, “you find any information there to help us with the dairy.farm project? I feel like we are missing something obvious–the finer details are harder to see.”

“Yeah–so, like, this pamphlet is interesting on how they changed how much they watered the plants to control how many cucumbers were grown.  They minimized wasted produce and water by only watering the plants when there was going to be demand for the product–instead of pushing their product, they ebbed and flowed according to the demand from the community.  Appartently, June 16th was national cucumber day so they would grow more then–in other times, when people ate less, they grew less.  It conserved water; it minimized waste; it saved money on electricity and water costs, also.  I wonder if there is a lesson in there that can help with the dairy.farm?”

“Maybe they don’t need all the cows? All they do is stand around playing digital.poker on their digital.tablets.  They don’t produce much for the resources they require–for the input, the output in very small.  It almost always makes sense not to have cows–they are very lazy and bad at carpentry and other household chores.”

“They play video games at the dairy.farm, yo?”

“Yeah–that’s all the cows do.  They have poker tournaments every night–it’s a life of pleasure, exclusively.  I’m not saying that someone else should work for my benefit, but, thinking that the scant amount of milk that they produce justifies the money they spend on air conditioning and the 24/7 sauna access.  I think it is a bad business milking cows.”

“The dairy.farm is starting to appear different as you talk about it more”, I reply as I strum to the next page in the pamphlet, “the writer explains how they installed a 3/4HP {208V/3PH/15A} pump to selectively water plants when the sucrose level dropped below the threshhold.  Rather then constantly watering them, they used passive irrigation, the local rainfall, to keep them alive and then increased irrigation through mechanical means, the pump, to increase yield per changing demand.”

“Maybe we should put the cows out to pasture?”

“Pasturized milk.”

“What’s that mean, boss?”, digital.Bilfty2.1 replies as he enters the cafe with his wet surfboard.

“It means that we are going to let the cows roam the wild plains free–we’ll see about getting Dontu back to go to the cows for milking.  Instead of keeping them captive, we’ll let them free and then use that lady robot and you two to work on digital.tagging the stock.  We’ll create a protocol and algorithm to alter which cows are milked–when it comes to milking cows, don’t get predictable.”

“So, we’re going to install digital.sim.chips in the cows, like the alpacas?”, digital.Bilfty2.1 asks as he takes a sip of cold coffee.

“Yeah–first you tag them, and then you selectively milk them based on community demand and bovine health condtions.”

“That makes sense, yo.”

“I only do awesome–don’t put the milk before the cows.”