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Robotics to help with agricultural work

The Center for Automation and Robotics, a joint center of the CSIC and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, has developed a prototype robot to help in grape harvest. Developed in the H2020 FlexiGroBots project, the robot has been presented at the Transfiere forum.

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Rice’s climate change adaptation: the key may lie in its DNA

More than a hundred international experts and companies met at the 18th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics, which focused on the impact of climate change on rice cultivation. The main themes the debate dealt with were the challenges of climate change, the possibilities of the new CRISPR gene editing tools and the European legislative framework.

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Simple and non-polluting CO2 treatments improve the conservation of table grapes

A team from the Institute of Science and Technology of Food and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC) of Madrid and the University of Almería is studying viable and non-polluting solutions for improving the preservation of table grapes, which can be applied in a way simple in postharvest processes.

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A new project will use laser technology to get rid of weeds on crops without pesticides

The WeLASER project will create an autonomous robot with intelligent vision for detecting weeds and later applying a strong laser to exterminate them and prevent them from spreading.

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New natural coatings from tomatoes improve the preservation of pork

A team of CSIC researchers has achieved gelatin coatings that would delay the oxidation process of the product during storage. The stability of the compounds opens up avenues of research into their possible antioxidant effect after digestion.

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