091115 Fighting pests with sound waves
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Fight pests with sound waves, not pesticides

Source: takepart.com In Florida, the Asian citrus psyllid, an aphid-size creature that feeds on the stems and leaves of citrus trees, cost the juice business $3.6 billion between 2006 and 2012. The real damage from “citrus greening” comes from bacteria spread by the bug, which causes leaves to turn yellow …

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041115 Potash alternatives
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On the hunt for alternatives to potash

Source: news.mit.edu Participants from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, European Union, the United Kingdom, China, and Africa will gather on the MIT campus for three days, Nov. 10-12, for the first International Workshop on Alternative Potash. Cost-effective solutions to providing potassium fertilizer (potash) to the Southern Hemisphere are needed as the world’s …

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151015 Irrigation
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Netafim advances the use of treated wastewater in irrigation

Netafim has announced that using treated wastewater in drip irrigation worldwide increases the supply of water available for agriculture, thereby helping to combat food scarcity. Global water use has been growing at more than double the rate of the world’s population growth during the last century. And with the global …

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061015 IoT-agri-tech
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IoT and agri-tech offer exciting developments in new field

Source: siliconrepublic.com With all the talk of smart cities being the focus of where IoT technology and sensors can take us, we sometimes forget that outside of the cities is where some of the most exciting applications of the technology can occur in agri-tech. When you think of it, agriculture …

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041015 Fish farming
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More fish farms needed to make aquaculture sustainable, APEC told

Source: interaksyon.com The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is putting in place measures to make the world’s fish and marine industry sustainable to help feed a growing global population. Half of the world’s fishery supplies are produced in farms while the other half are still sourced from the sea, Felix …

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011015 Agriculture 3.0 drone
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Coming soon: Agriculture 3.0

Source: wallstreetdaily.com By 2050, the Earth’s population will surpass nine billion people. Needless to say, an increasing number of people on the planet will place greater demands on our infrastructure – from energy and transportation to basic food and water needs. As the “father of the green revolution,” Nobel laureate Norman …

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150915 Uganda famine
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Embrace modern farming to fight food insecurity, East Africa told

Source: allafrica.com The Food and Agriculture Organisation considers East Africa a food deficit region meaning that the bloc does not produce enough to feed its population. Early this year, Uganda and Kenya were among 24 countries, listed by FAO, where sections of the population – mainly in arid and semi-arid …

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190815 Global warming food shocks
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Global warming increasing the threat of food shocks

Source: thetimesgazette.com Researchers say that extreme weather events, which impact the production of food, could take place in seven years out of every ten years by the end of the century. Authors of a recent study argue that the over reliance on today’s global trade might make the production shocks …

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