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 the gastropods.

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

( —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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