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Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

Gunsan Introduces Drones to Prevent Heat Illnesses Among Farmers

GUNSAN, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Gunsan in North Jeolla Province revealed on Tuesday that it is using drones to patrol farmland to detect any cases of heat-related illness. Drones are being deployed in the summer to locate farmers who are exposed to dangers of heat-related illnesses. If there are seniors working [...]

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

SEJONG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some insects will be classified as “livestock” and farms that raise such insects will be able to receive various benefits for breeding them. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that it has revised the enforcement regulation of the livestock law to recognize insects as livestock [...]

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

Consumers Embrace ‘Ugly Fruit’ to Save Money

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘ugly fruits’ with defects are increasingly popular at online markets. Fruits with defects have either been affected by bugs or have problems in appearance and went unsold at supermarkets and other places, discarded as ‘ugly fruits.’ E-commerce company TMON Inc. said Sunday that sales of ‘ugly fruit’ jumped [...]

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

GURYE/HADONG, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — While most young jobseekers in South Korea unusually struggle to find well-paying positions at big name companies, such as Samsung, Jeong Kang-seok took a different approach upon graduating from college. The 25-year-old man, instead of sending out resumes, wanted to stay clear of city life and opted to sow [...]

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers are working hard to commercialize the innovative idea of applying plasma technology to the agricultural sector. Plasma is a state that occurs when a gas is added with more energy. It is also referred to as the fourth state of matter, where electrons and ion nuclei [...]

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A program requiring drivers aged 65 or older to voluntarily return their licenses is in place in Seoul and some other local governments. However, in rural areas, where public transportation infrastructure is poor and the elderly population is a more significant demographic, there are voices of concern. According to [...]

Researchers Focuses on Vertical Cultivation of Watermelon

Researchers Focuses on Vertical Cultivation of Watermelon

CHEONGJU, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Chungcheongbuk-do Agricultural Research & Extension Service (CBARES) in Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province is stepping up its research into technology that can allow farmers to grow small and medium-sized watermelons vertically. As the number of nuclear families and single-person households increases, more and more consumers are looking for mid-to-small [...]