'Send in the drones' to protect soil

'Send in the drones' to protect soil
 

Squadrons of drones should be deployed to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.
A coalition of campaigners complains that the Environment Agency can only check soil on 0.5% of farms each year.
Their report says drones can help to spot bad farming, which is said to cost more than £1.2bn a year by clogging rivers and contributing to floods.
The government said it was considering the ideas for combating soil run-off
The proposals come from the Angling Trust, WWF and the Rivers Trust - with support from the RSPB. Their preliminary briefing has been... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 116
Source: BBC
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