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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Futuristic Farming
From computers monitoring plant population and seed placement to milking robots, and from GPS receivers enabling farmers to map their fields and track their cows, the farming world is using more and more high-technology tools, at least in developed countries. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review attended Ag Progress Days 2004, a three-day event sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and reports on these technological advances in farming.

This long article also mentions robotic transplanters to deliver seeds and high tunnel vegetable production to extend the growing season, a technology which doesn't involve electrical services or heating systems, to the point it has been adopted by a group of Amish growers. Read more here for specific details on this technology, and watch the great lettuce produced with it.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 8:58 AM Comments (0)
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