In March of 1952, fifty Pennsylvania agricultural leaders assembled to hear R.M. Benjamin, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, tell them during a two-hour meeting how they could kill or chase away various insect pests by what seemed to be remote electronic control.

The device that could do this was known as the UKACO machine, named after the initials of its inventors, Upton, Armstrong and Knuth (Curtis Upton and Howard Armstrong had been classmates at Princeton University).  Amazingly, the machine functioned by using a photograph of the farming area to be treated, with a sample of the biological agent to be used against the infestation.  These items were placed on a copper plate which was wired to the machine, and the machine was then turned on for a period of time. Distance from the targeted field was comparatively immaterial, and the results were overwhelmingly successful. (Upton's father, incidentally, was a partner of Thomas Edison).

The UKACO machine worked using a blend of technologies - radionics, homeopathy, and other elements, and these caught the eye of John Cejka, himself the son of a farming family in Iowa.

As someone who had been a visionary electrical experimenter from an early age, Cejka blended and refined all these elements, and in the 1970s came up with a more powerful and refined version of the machine, incorporating some newer elements.

As with both machines, the mental state of the operator was not involved, as it was with radionics machines, and the witness plate and photographic key were again the essentials to targeting the location that was to be treated for insects or to be fertilized by the transmissions from the machine.

Being in the heart of the cornbelt in Iowa, John Cejka then was well placed to put this technology to good use for crop enhancements, which he did, christening his new iteration of the machine the Bio-Harmonics Machine, and leasing a large number of the machines to local farmers in Iowa and other growing states (and countries) in order to increase their crop yields by ridding them of deleterious pests. 

Both the Iowa Agricultural Department and the FCC, satisfied there was no interference to broadcast airwaves, approved the technology and usage of the machines.  In fact Cejka even performed one contract job for the Iowa Agricultural Department, clearing waterways of weed infestations with remote transmissions from the Bio-Harmonics Machine.

Cejka eventually moved on to other endeavors which included relocating to Southern California, where he and John Bedini met and visited back and forth for several years.  A small number of the scores of  Bio-Harmonics machines that were built survived John Cejka's death.

Ron Cejka explains one of his agricultural hybridization experiments

Interviewed in Emmetsburg, Iowa, Ron Cejka, who worked on and with his brother John's scientific research, describes the fascinating genesis of the whole Iowa Bio-Harmonics program, and walks us through the operation of the machine and its history, found now here on the Energy from the Vacuum website, The Bio-Harmonics Machine, Part 39, discs 1 and 2.

Further, with one of the only remaining machines in his Idaho shop, John Bedini dissects the deceptively simple-appearing device, and meticulously lays out in “Bedini classroom style” exactly how each sub-system is constructed and ties together to perform the seemingly mind-boggling feat of propagating its undistorted signal to any desired agricultural location, anywhere on the globe–from just a simple photograph! This is a must see to believe technology, historically documented and explained, and now made publicly available.

John Bedini with an original Bio-Harmonics machine

Acknowledgement: Some information from The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird