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Boys launch ‘CropSafe’ app to tackle global crop disease

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Two students from St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt, have created an app that has the potential not only to revolutionise the safeguarding of the global agri-food industry, but also save farmers billions of pounds in lost revenue each year.

CropSafe is a tool that leverages satellite technology to track crops and alert farmers and landowners about the spread of contamination and disease, a problem that is currently responsible for losses of around 5 billion globally with crops such as wheat, barley and potatoes the hardest hit. …

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