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Is it worth paying attention to stocks in the controllable agricultural sector?

Recently, I have been paying attention to the field of controllable agriculture, and I feel that this industry really has great potential! With the development of technology and the requirements of environmental protection, traditional agricultural models can no longer meet our needs. After taking a look at NMHI, the stock's closing price has shown a downward trend over the past period of time, dropping from $0.94 on May 8th to $0.67 on May 17th. The volatility of stocks is high, especially on May 16th and May 17th, when the closing price fell by 10.3% and 14.1%, respectively. The trading volume has shown instability in the past period, with some days having higher trading volume, such as May 10th and May 17th, while others have lower trading volume, such as May 15th. If we consider the moving average, the 5-day moving average is $0.82 and the 10 day moving average is $0.85, indicating that the short-term trend of the stock is weak. The support level of stocks is between $0.65- $0.70, while the resistance level is between $0.90- $0.95.

Overall, the situation of NMHI stocks looks less optimistic and may continue to decline in the short term.

4 Comments
2024/05/20
15:21 UTC

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Thought y'all might enjoy the most recent addition to my RC truck

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2024/05/20
12:46 UTC

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Monday Morning Coffeeshop (May 20,2024)

Gossip, updates, etc.

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2024/05/20
10:17 UTC

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Fruity Farm TN

a beautiful day in Bethpage TN

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2024/05/20
03:53 UTC

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Lawn mower rec? Got 24 acres and need to cut the time in half

I spent like 6 hours out there today and I just need a reliable 360 degree turner with a wide mowing capability thx

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2024/05/20
03:51 UTC

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Ducks and Chickens

So I’m considering getting chickens so my family doesn’t have to buy eggs anymore but the thing is I have two ducks. I did a bit of research if ducks and chickens can be in the same coop and the can. My one concern is telling the difference between the chicken and duck eggs. I know the size difference is obvious but sometimes my ducks lay chicken sized eggs. It’s very important for me to tell the difference since I harvest my duck eggs to sell them and incubate them, and the chicken eggs would be for us to eat. I know it may sound stupid to others but that’s just how I want it.

6 Comments
2024/05/19
22:21 UTC

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Soaker Hoses Using almost 100 gallons a day?

I built a greenhouse a couple of years ago, and this year I decided to add soaker hoses to it to reduce the amount of time I need to spend watering, and reduce total water usage. The soaker hoses run 15 minutes a day, twice a day. I noticed that the ground was getting very wet in the greenhouse, and thought that was strange, so then I checked my water usage and found that they are using over 100 gallons a day!

I don't know if I somehow set them up wrong or what. As you can see from the pictures, there is a restrictor coming from the timer. and I added a restrictor to each of the 3 beds' connections as well. There are no leaks anywhere that I can find, and I have searched for leaks for hours. This doesn't make sense to me, and I was hoping someone here might be able to explain the problem with my setup to me.

EDIT: The photos I added aren't showing up for some reason.

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2024/05/19
19:56 UTC

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Farmers! Do you ever find arrowheads or artifacts?

Hello y'all!

I'm in Wisconsin and one of my hobbies is walking plowed or tilled fields for native American artifacts.

I find quite a few in certain places, and know a few farmers who have collections, but the vast majority of current farmers I meet have 0 interest.

So, do any of you have a collection or look for them?

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2024/05/19
19:49 UTC

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Another beautiful day.

Until I got rained out.

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2024/05/19
18:21 UTC

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help me find this sprinkler please

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2024/05/19
16:06 UTC

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Why don’t we commercially farm mulberries?

They grow super fast, taste pretty good.

I’ve read that we don’t because they don’t last long, but I’ve eaten ones that have been sitting on the ground for a few days and although they didn’t have the best texture they were fine. I’ve also read that it’s because they’re labor intensive to harvest, but you can literally just leave a mat or wide plastic bin around the tree and it will collect tons of them, maybe you could have a delicate vacuum suck them up to make it even easier. They literally fall of the tree so easy you can shake it to make it happen as well.

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2024/05/19
14:58 UTC

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With all the ill-informed opinions about DDT, I thought this would be informative.

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-truth-about-ddt-and-silent-spring

"it can cause many bird species to produce eggshells that are thinner and therefore more fragile. This effect has been linked to reduced populations of certain bird species, especially “raptors, waterfowl, passerines, and nonpasserine ground birds."

It is still used in tropical countries to control malaria.

48 Comments
2024/05/19
13:45 UTC

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Can Modern Victory Gardens Enhance Traditional Farming Practices? Seeking Farmer Insights

Hello r/farming community,

As someone deeply interested in the intersection of traditional farming and modern agricultural technology, I’m exploring the potential benefits of reintroducing the concept of Victory Gardens — but with a modern twist. These aren’t just your standard backyard plots; I’m talking about incorporating hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, and vertical gardening into the farming landscape.

Here’s a brief rundown of these technologies:

•	Hydroponics: Cultivating plants in nutrient-rich water, reducing the need for soil and water compared to conventional methods.
•	Aeroponics: Growing plants in an air or mist environment with minimal water and no soil.
•	Aquaponics: A symbiotic system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics.
•	Vertical Gardening: Using vertical space efficiently to increase yield per square foot, especially beneficial in limited space areas.

Given the diverse experiences within this community, I’m eager to hear from both traditional and innovative farmers:

1.	Do you see a role for these modern gardening technologies in traditional farming settings?
2.	What are the potential benefits or drawbacks you foresee if integrating such systems into a more conventional farming operation?
3.	Have any of you implemented these technologies on your farms? What challenges did you face, and what successes have you celebrated?

I believe that these technologies could not only improve efficiency and sustainability but also help in making farming adaptable to urban settings where traditional farming is challenging. Your insights would be invaluable in understanding the practical implications of merging these two worlds.

Looking forward to your thoughts and experiences!

33 Comments
2024/05/19
11:24 UTC

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Just starting out and don't have access to a consistent water source

So my dad owns a small place in western Australia, about 8ha or 24a. Water has been pretty inconsistent and he has had to truck water in.

He is trying to grow avocados and mangos, with a few chillis on the side. Whenever they have a good summer, a bunch of frists will hit during winter and kill most of them.

The soil is mostly grey sand so he has put plenty of chicken manure and hay to try to improve the ground around the trees but they don't seem to be doing well.

What advice would you give? Is there something that would be better to plant that is more drought and frost tolerant?

4 Comments
2024/05/19
04:30 UTC

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Does anyone here farm peonies?

I am new to farming peonies. I have 1.5 acres and I had a couple of questions. I would love to connect with someone about them.

14 Comments
2024/05/19
00:58 UTC

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What insect is this? I’m in western NC it’s on my crops

22 Comments
2024/05/18
21:09 UTC

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Doing it in the dirt some more

5 Comments
2024/05/18
18:14 UTC

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Best Counties to farm by profit. https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-business/is-your-county-the-best-place-to-farm-

11 Comments
2024/05/18
17:34 UTC

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Grow grass indoor soiless

Hi, I’d like to grow grass soiless to use in balcony for my pet as pee pad. I live in Finland and the winter can get pretty cold. My goal that every pad last for 2-3 weeks. I have couple of questions. 

1- What is the best type of seeds to use that is winter resistant? I’m thinking to use **Griino Seeds (**Content: red fescue 64-75%, meadow grass 15-25% and ryegrass 10%)

2- Can I use these seed to grow on coco mat? (in the picture) this is 1cm thick, maybe i’ll need 2cm? 

3-How much light I will need to grow these indoors? i’ve seen some seeds that are promoted that they grow in shadow, is this possible? 

thanks!

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2024/05/18
14:04 UTC

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Can anyone tell me what this is in the soil of my crop

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2024/05/18
08:42 UTC

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Can someone explain in simple terms the difference between a hoe vs a disc drill?

As title says, I'm wondering on the different uses for a hoe and disc drill. I live in Alberta Canada and I think most people here use a hoe drill? But I'm not certain.

Thanks :)

14 Comments
2024/05/18
06:30 UTC

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Encroachment of farming in NC

If my neighbor farms and the plant pass my property line, what can be done about this? What are your experiences?

12 Comments
2024/05/18
03:24 UTC

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Q: I am looking to buy some electric truck for my farm. Can give me some advice

I'm short of tools to transport my crops, I saw an electric truck on the website, the page says it can carry both people and crops, and it weighs only 500KG. I think it will be convenient for me, but I'm not sure if I need to buy it. I would like to ask you whether it is worthwhile to buy such an electric truck? Or is there any suggestion to buy another means of transport instead of it. Thank you very much for your advice!

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27 Comments
2024/05/18
03:23 UTC

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Laughable Question in regard to Crocus Sativus

So someone on another post said planning to plant crocus sativus on less than an acre on here (meaning this sub) was laughable.

Now I’ve been farming for a long time. Do you people just transition acres without testing soils and testing crops ? Dude was from Iowa so I assume he big on braun and not much on brains. Probably just grows corn on his hundreds of acres and god bless ‘em. But out were I am I can grow just about anything and I hear these lil flowers can fetch a pretty penny. My question is

How many acres would be ideal for transitioning a farm into profitably growing crocus Sativus ? If you fools say 100 acres you clearly have no clue wtf your talking about.

Please someone with some experience give me some insight I don’t want to waste my time.

12 Comments
2024/05/18
02:43 UTC

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