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Wittgenstein's Lion and Machine Learning
Posted 4/14/2018 - I wouldn't assume many of the readers of this space are enthusiasts of the game of Go, a game popular in Asia that has some pretty simple rules but is remarkably complex partly because of the large board and consequently a huge number of possible...

Root Asphyxiation in Strawberry
Posted 4/11/2018 - Interesting farm call here that at first piqued my attention as a possibly serious disease situation but in the end turned out to not be. See the photos below.  Affected strawberry plants presented with discolored leaves and stunted growth...

Fusarium Strikes Early in 2018
Posted 4/6/2018 - Waaaay too early to be seeing Fusarium infecting strawberry plants, but here it is. I was contacted two weeks ago by the grower who was seeing some plant collapse in his field (Photo 1) and had him submit samples and then went out personally to...

Robots Don't Do Squishy
Posted 3/25/2018 - Doing some more weekend reading in "Machine Platform Crowd" the popular and well quoted tract on what we are looking at this second phase of the machine age. Some of you might be familiar with restaurant Eatsa in San Francisco where all the food is...

Lygus bugs in the Sunday Sentinel
Posted 3/18/2018 - An interesting piece of local journalism this morning by Katrina Hunter, who has worked in agriculture on the Central Coast for a number of years.  I remember speaking with her on some background for this article. No disputing Lygus bugs in...

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