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Strawberry web tool could save $1.7 million in fungicide over 10 years

Growing Produce released a story on AgroClimate’s s\Strawberry Advisory System, a tool which is available at  The tool takes data such as temperature and leaf wetness and tells growers when to spray fungicide to ward off diseases.  By spraying fungicide only when needed, it can save growers significant amounts of time…
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Is climate engineering effective?

Some scientists have proposed reducing the effects of a warming climate by using engineering approaches to combat the effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations.  These approaches include planting more forests, fertilizing the ocean to increase the uptake of carbon through algae growth, and space mirrors to redirect solar energy away…
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Farming in the modern Dust Bowl

The National Public Radio station in southeast Missouri has an interesting story about how farmers in the historic Dust Bowl region have been able to adapt to recent droughts using modern technology and the results of years of agricultural research.  Even though conditions in the central Plains have been almost…
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