News tagged with farmers

'Texting cow' technology boost for farmers

A smart collar which closely monitors the health of cows and sends the results back to farmers using mobile phone technology is being developed as part of a three-year-project co-funded by the Technology Strategy ...

Feb 21, 2012 1 / 5 (1) 0

Small dams need better management

Many small dams around the world are poorly maintained and represent a safety hazard, according to Pisaniello et al. Better oversight of small dams is needed, the authors argue. The researchers reviewed literature, conducted ...

Feb 14, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Scientists develop drought-tolerant alfalfa

With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in ...

Jan 03, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0