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Researcher creates farming app

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Vermont farmers are leading the country in going high tech using a new crop of apps to turn diary digital.

The cyber tools do everything from monitoring weather and irrigation systems to mapping crops.

Agronomist Heather Darby of UVM Extension created the GoCrop app which allows farmers to keep records on their smart phones.

Darby says the farmers weren't doing well with paper records, but she noticed they were experienced with their cellphones.

The researcher got $400,000 in federal funding to expand the app's use in the northeast and California.

 

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