Farm tech in a warming world
Published 17 October
Farmers from Africa, Argentina, India and Europe said Wednesday that they will need all of the technology science can offer to feed a growing population as the world's changing climate intensifies bad weather.
Santiago del Solar, an agronomist and farmer from Argentina, said during a panel discussion that no-till farming has helped his country adapt to swings between drought and flooding. So has the use of Bt corn, he said. It allows farmers to stretch out the planting season.