News tagged with farmers

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 potato pest to see ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Biotechnology
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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 generate income ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Environment
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