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Published September 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Apple orchard data collector

Eric Carlson checks a data collector that records leaf wetness, rain, temperature and humidity every 15 seconds in an apple orchard on his Blue Vista Farm. The additional information helps apple growers moderate the amount and type of pesticides they use in their orchards.

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Read the article: Wisconsin project helps apple farmers adopt more eco-friendly practices