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Drones spy wheat disease progression

Dr. Charlie Rush hopes to use a unique method – helicopter drone – to track disease progression across wheat fields to eventually help producers make better irrigation decisions.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Turfgrass tested in shallow green roof substrates

Green roofs, rooftops covered with vegetation, provide multiple environmental and aesthetic benefits. These "living roofs" are increasing in popularity worldwide. As more cities invest in green roofs, planners are challenged ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Other
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Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef

(Phys.org) —An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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Irrigation's impact on clouds and climate

With the simple act of watering a plant, humans alter the balance of moisture in soil and the climate. Atmospheric scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory included irrigation in a climate model ...

dateAug 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Crops watering by phone

Thanks to a new app, smart phones could help monitor irrigation water use according to need. This could ensure that food is available on our table is the produced in a sustainable way.

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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