Environment

Drones arise as an alternative to control pesticides use in Brazil

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In a year in which 239 new pesticides have been permitted for us in Brazil, in the face of local and international consumers protests, drones are arising as an alternative to maintain crops productivity while making more rational use of a controversial resource.

Drones have been on researchers’ minds in Brazil at least since the 1980s. Their adoption in agriculture has been fostered, since the very beginning, by companies like Embrapa (the Brazilian public agricultural research corporation) and universities like USP and ITA, that partnered in...

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