Artificial Intelligence (AI) is among the new methods emerging as the agricultural industry looks to find sustainable alternatives to traditional pesticides being used by farmers to address environmental and health concerns. This demand is also being supported by regulatory pressures and lawsuits, most notably Bayer AG’s USD$11 billion settlement deal over claims its long-used glyphosate herbicide causes cancer.

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Camilla Corsi, head of crop protection research at Syngenta, says, “The replacement for glyphosate is the biggest challenge of our industry and we have invested a lot over many years trying to answer the question of what comes next. AI is one of these technologies that could provide a breakthrough.”

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