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Can robots destroy weeds better than a farmer driving a sprayer?

Automation is coming to nearly every imaginable industry, and agriculture is not immune. The latest proof? A new research project is trying to prove that robots could destroy weeds better than a farmer driving a sprayer full of herbicide.British-based AHDB Horticulture (an organization devoted to various.....

Micro-sprinklers realize 32% water savings in open field strawberry crops

Overhead aluminum sprinklers, which are used during the early stages of strawberrycrop development to establish transplants and to leach out salts from the root zone deliver significant volumes of water. A research study shows that Micro sprinklers, which are typically used in orchard crops, can serve as an.....

Organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa is viable, study shows

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones. The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic.....

Open field days at Rijk Zwaan Hellas

Rijk Zwaan Hellas welcomed a wide range of growers, distributors, retailers and food processors for their first open field days in Greece, which took place for three days (16-17-18/11/2016) in the Iria area in Argolis, Peloponese.The weather was great and the crops were in excellent condition. Visitors could.....