Another week, another agri-tech development taking progress to the next level. From rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution to an innovative approach to a new fertiliser, here’s four articles that caught our eye.
“For a few years now, the USDA has been administering an aerial program that’s a little unusual. Helicopters are, surprisingly enough, not that uncommon in the agriculture business; they’re used for everything from pesticide spraying to blasting warm air onto orchards during cold spells. But the aerial seeding program is different.”
“The company is Anuvia, and its founders have come up with a process that turns organic waste – from food waste to human waste – into a nutrient-dense, slow release formula that offers a range of potential crop and environmental benefits.”
“Since the new year marks the time to get all “out with the old, in with the new” about everything, it’s time to figure out what the next quinoa will be. In some cases, these foods have serious health benefits, while in others it’ll just be helpful to know what you’re looking at when you go to the place that serves drinks in Mason jars.”
“The study, authored by U of T Scarborough Professor Herbert Kronzucker in collaboration with a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, looked at 19 varieties of rice to see which ones were more efficient at using nitrogen.”
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