Kakuichi Institute is currently undergoing research with agricultural experiments at our small farm center, Spira, in the Nagano mountains. We are currently looking in to:
We are currently investigating the effects of cymatic frequencies applied to water before it is given to plants to see how it might affect their growth and whether yield can be increased using this technology. See our cymatics research page via the link above for more information.
We are experimenting with organic, non-pesticide farming techniques, based on natural composting for fertilizer, and companion planting in place of pesticides. In alignment with Kakuichi Institute's goal to help create a saner society, we must work towards sustainable farming practices, and are currently experimenting with solar powered water pumps to keep the plants watered without expenditure of non-renewable energy.
Companion planting began at least 10,500 years ago in North America when indigenous people discovered that squash, maize and beans grew in a perfect symbiotic relationship when planted together [source]. The maize provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants use, and the squash spreads along the ground, blocking the sunlight, helping prevent the establishment of weeds. The squash leaves also act as a "living mulch", creating a microclimate to retain moisture in the soil, and the prickly hairs of the vine deter pests. See wikipedia for a non-definitive list of companion planting arrangements.