News tagged with farmers

Half of England in drought: officials

Half of England was officially in drought on Monday after the Environment Agency declared another 17 counties short of water, and warned the situation may continue until the end of the year.

Apr 16, 2012
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Organic farming without cabbage flies

When cabbage root flies lay their eggs on freshly planted vegetables, organic farmers often lose their entire crop. In the future, pellets made of cyanobacteria and fermentation residues from biogas plants ...

Apr 02, 2012
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Niger rare giraffe population makes a comeback

The last West African giraffes, now living in the wild only in southwestern Niger, are making a comeback with numbers standing at 310 last year, the environment ministry said here Wednesday.

Mar 07, 2012
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'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
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