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Argentine farmer has grown a 124-acre picture of Lionel Messi

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To commemorate his World Cup victory, an Argentine farmer has grown a 124-acre picture of Lionel Messi.

An algorithm was used to spread the seeds in the field near Los Condores, in the centre of the province of Cordoba, so that when the corn grew, it would produce a massive picture of Messi’s beard.

An algorithm was used to spread the seeds in the field near Los Condores, in the centre of the province of Cordoba, so that when the corn grew, it would produce a massive picture of Messi’s beard.

In a distinct way of celebrating country’s FIFA World Cup win, an Argentine farmer has grown a 124-acre image of Lionel Messi who took the team to historic win over France in last month’s world cup in Qatar.

The field in Los Condores in central Cordoba province was sown using an algorithm that calculated where seeds would need to be planted so that when the corn grew it created a huge visual image of Messi’s bearded visage, news agency Reuters reported.

The soccer-mad South American country is a major agricultural producer, the third largest global exporter of corn. Farming is its main export driver, though football may be its top claim to fame.

According to The Sportbible, farmer Maximiliano Spinazze chose to create a cornfield just to produce a picture of Messi. In his field in Los Condores, which is located in Argentina’s central Cordoba province, Spinazze utilised an algorithm to determine where seeds should be put. The consequence was the appearance of a massive image of Messi’s face, which is supposedly visible from space.

Spinazze was also reported by Sportbible as stating, “Now that they are world champions, I’m thrilled that this can be represented by planting the crop.”

While Carlos Faricelli, the farming engineer who designed the coding for the machines sowing the seeds that made Messi’s face appear on the field explained the procedure also explained, “I had the idea to make a code that goes in the seeders with Messi’s face as a tribute.”

“Using geocoding tools, the machinery knows how much seed per square meter it has to put in certain places to create the contrast for different parts of Messi’s face,” he added.

Accordingly, when this corn grows and an aerial photograph is taken, where the plants are closer together and the ground is less visible, a more vivid green contrasts with where there are less plants, and this type of farm art is then formed.

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