jeudi 21 mai 2009

Mobile lab helps farmers practice precise agriculture

An Israeli father-and-son "farm team" is rolling out a mobile laboratory to help agronomists in Africa and Asia.

Shelef Agricultural Laboratory, an 11-year-old company specializing in the analysis and diagnostics of plants and soil, developed the mobile lab to assist large farm operators in practicing what is known as "precise agriculture." This involves regulating the correct amount of fertilizer and protecting crops from disease and pests.

Shelef's founder, former vegetable grower Oded Yaffe, has conducted agricultural research and development for the past 40 years. His son Uri, an agronomy student at Hebrew University's Rehovot campus, serves as Shelef's operations manager and unofficial English-language spokesman.
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Source: article de Abigail Klein-Leichman @ ISRAEL21c

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