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IIT Kharagpur develops solar-powered pest control system for smaller farm fields

Feb 10, 2021 - The Economic Times

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed energy-efficient pest controlling devices for smaller agricultural tracts owned by marginal farmers.The research team has developed a self-propelled boom-type sprayer that can be operated using solar energy while safely guided through the crops in smaller tracts of land, the leading engineering institute said in a press release on Tuesday. The device is aimed to increase field capacity and uniformity in liquid spraying ...