News tagged with farmers

Robotics to combat slimy pest

One hundred years after they arrived in a sack of grain, white Italian snails are the target of beleaguered South Australian farmers who have joined forces with University of Sydney robotics experts to eradicate ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

(Phys.org) —Most farmers fight a constant battle against damaging insects. In a plant science version of "keep your friends close but your enemies closer," Cornell researchers are working with a common ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Cash crops enhance food security

Crops sold on markets ('cash crops') are an integral part of strategies to improve food security at farm household level in developing countries. By selling their surplus production, agricultural households ...

Jun 13, 2014
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Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

Connecting with old friends? There's an app for that. Logging your fitness goals? There's an app for that. Making your farm more sustainable? There, too, is an app for that. In our technology-driven world, farmers, scientists ...

Jun 12, 2014
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