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2008-07-08 03:00:18

By Beardall, Mike Growers can benefit from new technology that warns of potential pest and disease threats. Mike Beardall reports Weather stations and micro-climate monitoring have become major weapons in the battle against pests and diseases in crops. With the development of equipment linked to computers, accurate print-outs give growers precise models on which to base spraying programmes against pests and diseases in specific crops. Growers can now create condition models for...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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