Will farmers start using artificial rainfall?

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 4. Crack in education 26/01/2022 Expert answer 0 + –

– Good idea, – considers ecologist, Doctor of Biology Dmitry Zamolodchikov. – Technology for artificial precipitation has been developed since the late 1940s. For a long time they were used primarily to prevent unwanted rain or hail – for example, when holding festive events in cities. Now there is increasing interest in their use where precipitation is needed. For example, last year in the UAE conducted experiments to cause rain with the help of drones during extreme heat.

But in order to apply these technologies on a large scale in agriculture, more research is needed on their potential, taking  economic indicators.

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