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Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Date published:

04/23/2018

As the Earth prepares to support a future of ten billion people, farmers are looking to technology to increase crop yields while reducing pests and plant disease. For some, the future of the farm is without human involvement, a choreographed swarm of drones handling soil maintenance, planting, monitoring, fertilizing, and harvesting. With agricultural consumption estimated to increase by sixty-nine percent by 2050, farmers from Nebraska to Sydney to the African island of Kalangala are preparing for the future.

Author

  • John Burwash