When the weather it's hot, it's their time in the fields – the sunflowers, which live up to its name and not only are always looking for the golden globe (a phenomenon called heliotropism) but also their shape and color are similar to it!  Curiosities: Its scientific name Helianthus annuus (which...

Butterflies are insects of the order Lepidoptera, which besides turning our gardens more beautiful have an important role as pollinators. However, the agriculture intensification and the consequent use of synthetic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, ...

There are some crops designated energy crops, since they are used for  biomass production used as a source of electric, thermal energy, and biofuels. Two of the most known biofuels are: Biodiesel - methyl ester produced from animal or vegetable oils, in the latter the type of plants is oleaginous like the...

Plant pest and disease identification is critical and normally a slow process. OpenPD is a mobile app that provides an on-the-field and on-the-fly system for fast identification of plant pests and diseases. It is easy to use, based on open community and peer learning, supported by...

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 632738.

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