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This Robot Sucks: Vacuum Machine Targets Whitefly Pests on Greenhouse Tomatoes

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Researchers in Japan have built a rolling robotic suction machine designed to draw in sweetpotato whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) and reduce their numbers on tomato plants in greenhouses. Early testing shows promise, and the scientists hope the machine could be developed and modified in the future for autonomous field use and to target a variety of pests. [Read more]

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