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Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations

30 November 2018

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UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.

The Pest Risk Information Service (Prise) combines temperature data and weather forecasts with computer models.

It then sends farmers a mobile phone alert so that they can take precautions.

Source: BBC

Image credit: Sven Torfinn / Panos Pictures - "Plant doctors" can now alert local farmers that pest infestations are on their way so they can take precautions.