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July 29th, 2014
Agricultural Sensors: Improving Crop Farming to Help Us Feed the World

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Harvests will have to expand in order to feed a growing world population over the next decades. To achieve the goal without expanding cultivated areas at the expense of the environment, agricultural economists largely agree that farmers will have to turn to intensive cultivation and more productive plants. But first, it’s a task for breeders and researchers. There is a growing focus these days on technical support: genetic sequencing identifies a plant’s genetic characteristics, which are then compared to the plant’s growth pattern on the field under certain soil and climatic conditions. Read more via DW DE

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