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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Weather-Tracking Tool Helps Track Migrating Insects

Farmers are faced with the potential of crop damage each year that stems from migrating insects such as the corn earworm. However, signals taken from the National Weather Service Doppler radar network has the potential for tracking insects that move through the night such as the corn earworm. This resource supports reasons why farmers are concerned with productivity in crops that can be completely devastated by migrating insects. 

Dennis O'Brien
United States Department of Agriculture AgResearch Magazine
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