Creative grower walks on stilts to reach top leaves

In the recent rainy season, there are often sudden heavy rains, which have a great impact on agriculture. Farmer Ke Jingfa has mechanical expertise. He cooperates with agricultural companies to develop automatic control instruments. Storage, filtration, purification, and sprinkling of water can be monitored and combined with cloud computing technology. Remote control can be used, which helps to grow fruits and vegetables with stable quality.

He originally worked as a supervisor in a machinery factory, and later quit his job and returned to farming to manage a small greenhouse, planting pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, and so on. In order to grow stable-quality fruits, he added pipelines in the soil. When the humidity is insufficient, the drip irrigation pipe is used to replenish the water. The windows and screens in the greenhouse are also connected to the system and remotely controlled by mobile phone software.

Ke Jingfa said that even if he does not need to leave home, he can track changes in the weather around the greenhouse and orchard through the Meteorological Bureau's Rain Alarm app. If the rain is approaching, he can operate the mobile phone app to close the windows, and the changes in wind conditions can also respond quickly. These operations can save manpower costs. Currently, there are only 3 workers on site.

He is also good at assembling tools by himself. The price of imported small tomato pollinator rods is 3,000 NT$. He can assemble the pollinator rods with chopsticks, vibration motors, batteries, etc. for less than 300 NT$..

Recently, when the melons grew, Ke Jingfa considered that the plants had apical dominance. If they were not pruned, it would affect the absorption of nutrients by the fruit. He bought a pair of "stilts" for painters working on high walls. The height can be adjusted to 70 cm so that he could trim the top shoots on the stilts, and walking around the area to help improve the efficiency of the operation.

Source: udn.com
 


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