Agriculture: Engage farmers in research

@article{Macmillan2014AgricultureEF,
  title={Agriculture: Engage farmers in research},
  author={Tom Macmillan and Tim G Benton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={509},
  pages={25-27}
}
flowing from institute to farm must be complemented by local knowledge. Enhancing farmers’ own R&D could reap big rewards for minimal extra cost. Farmers everywhere are practical experimentalists who understand the idiosyncrasies of their land. Modern agronomy evolved out of practices such as rotating crops to rebuild soil nutrients, fertilizing fields with manure, and adding lime to soil to alter pH. Even technologies not invented by farmers — new kit, seeds or chemicals — are adapted by them… CONTINUE READING
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