231115 tomatoes growing in desert
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Port Augusta farm shows how to grow food in the desert

Source: foodworldnews.com Sundrop Farms, a privately owned enterprise, uses existing technology to grow tomatoes in the desert. Powered by solar panels, the company uses sunlight and seawater to heat and cool plants all year-round. This has caught the attention of partners Coles supermarket, that gave out a 10-year contract to …

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121115 irrigation in Africa
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The online tool to meet irrigation and fertilizer needs

Source: scidev.net Farmers in Africa are set to benefit from an online tool offering advice on services such as irrigation and fertilizer use. The internet portal known as Smart Irrigator computes crops’ daily water requirements. According to Peter Okoth, Kenya-based consultant in research and agronomy and one of the brains behind …

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Agrinnovation secures $4m in first round of funding

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University has announced the inception of Agrinnovation, an investment fund focused on agricultural inventions. In addition, Agrinnovation has announced the closing of a U.S. $4m first round of financing. The round of investment was …

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191015 Scarecrow for iPads
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The modern scarecrow works on an iPad

Source: asia.nikkei.com Farmers in Asia can now flip out their iPads to see how their crops are faring. They can know exactly how many more days a crop needs until harvest. Like some people checking to see how many “likes” they get on Facebook, farmers can take the pulse of their …

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210915 Syngeta pesticide for tomatoes
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Nigeria’s Syngeta launches fast-acting pesticide

Source: businessdayonline.com To help the Federal Government’s agricultural diversification drive, Syngeta Nigeria has launched Ambligo, a new, fast-acting pesticide that could be used at any time, against many crop insects. These include Tuta absoluta, a deadly pest, which if not controlled could destroy up to 100% of the tomatoes in …

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Selby Technology Centre welcomes public to its Open Day‏

Source: farminguk.com A Selby horticulture research facility will showcase its wide range of facilities at an open day later this month. The team at Stockbridge Technology Centre is inviting people to join them between 3pm and 8pm on 18th September to gain a valuable insight into the many ways that the …

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