Comments on: EU farmers ‘hostages’ of unstable politics and technology gap, report claims https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-farmers-hostages-of-unstable-politics-and-technology-gap-report-claims/ EU news and policy debates across languages Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:38:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-farmers-hostages-of-unstable-politics-and-technology-gap-report-claims/#comment-335702 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:20:47 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1267347#comment-335702 “The EU is also falling behind when it comes to using innovative planting systems involving precision agriculture” – where farmers do not seem to be falling behind is in the increasing size of tractors – rolling along small roads at high speed.

Precision planting systems have been around for ++5 years – if farmers have not adopted them it is either
a) the planting systems are not needed
b) farmers don’t feel they are worth the investment
c) farmers are too stupid or to lazy to find out about them.
take your pick.

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