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Online Virtual World Program Is a Resource for Farmers

In a fast-changing world beset by unpredictable climate conditions, farmers cannot afford to ignore new technology. Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland have developed the online Second Life virtual world to teach sugar-cane growers about climate change, environmental protection and the latest in farming techniques. Educational videos show virtual farmers discussing new skills: for example, how to reduce water usage and fertilizer run-off. "You can actually use...

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