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EFITA newsletter / 915 – European Federation for Information Technology
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about the previous issue of the efita newsletter dated January 20, 2020

édition de « Du côté du web et de l’informatique
agricole 05 / 2020″ du 30 janvier 2020

de l’édition de « Du côté du web… » de la
semaine dernière

Turbopera by Antoine Marchand, Fabien Meyran, Paul-Eugène Dannaud et
Benoît de Geyer d’Orth (do not miss it!)
Ver Turboperav

Warum glauben immer noch viele Grüne an Alternativmedizin? (Können
Sie mir eine Kopie dieses Artikels zur Verfügung stellen? Danke, Guy W.)

Silke Mende hat die Geschichte der Grünen erforscht. Hier erklärt sie das
ambivalente Verhältnis der Partei zur Wissenschaft.

Europe wants single data market to break US tech giants’ dominance

The European Union wants to create a single market in data aimed at challenging
the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, according
to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters.

Stop new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV

par Luc BECKER
Mél : luc.becker(a)wanadoo.fr

Smart village is a remedy for outflow of people from rural areas

Modernisation and structural problems are some of the biggest challenges
for rural areas across Europe, along with shrinking demographics, urban
migration or digital transformation. Smart villages, an increasingly popular
concept among EU members, are set to counter all those negative trends.


FarmERP and FarmGYAN aims to help farm operators and agribusinesses
around the globe to collect, integrate and analyze huge amounts of data
to support their business decisions. FarmGYAN intends to provide science
based intelligent advisory services to farm operators. These services
are based on Smart Agriculture based framework. This advisory is customized
for a particular plot and works at macro level. Smart Agriculture framework
combines power of FarmERP with Big Data, Internet of Agricultural Things
(IoAT), Sensors, Robotics, Geographic Information Systems, Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle (UAV) / Drones, Precision agriculture, satellite data, real-time
cloud data sources and predictive analysis.
See farmerp.com

Soy checkoff’s Tech Toolshed is gold mine for understanding how farmers
think about tech

Farmers are inundated with information: prices, weather forecasts, promotions
for inputs, news updates on trade wars, and more. According to soybean
and corn grower Tom Oswald, technology is adding to their fatigue.

Oswald is a famer host for the United Soybean Board’s Tech Toolshed, a
multi-faceted resource intending to provide farmers with a neutral and
objective forum for learning about and discussing various ag technologies.
It features a blog, newsletters, a twitter channel, testimonials, and
a recently-launched podcast.

Efita newsletter is sponsored by:

« Put Data to Work » and 2020 predictions for farmers

Wade Barnes, CEO and Co-founder of Farmers Edge, identifies 4 trends that
will help make 2020 a bumper year for farmers worldwide.

Naïo Technologies raises € 14 million to accelerate growth

With the € 14 million funding round, agricultural robot developer Naïo Technologies
aims to prepare the robots for mass production.

Ag Leader launches SureSpeed high-speed planting system

Ag Leader’s high-speed planting system SureSpeed is to serve row crop farmers
with accurate seed placement at speeds up to 12 miles per hour.

New sensor measures nitrate in soil real-time

BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev (BGU), Israel, introduces a new technology for direct, real-time
and continuous measurement of nitrate in the soil.

Good old days (????): Culture des céréales par John French Sloan (1871-1951)

Drones effective tools for fruit farmers

The University of Idaho researches ways drones could be employed for fruit
orchards and tree nurseries.

CropX acquires CropMetrics to expand U.S. market presence

CropX, a global soil sensing and agricultural analytics company, announced
the acquisition of Nebraska-based CropMetrics, a provider of cloud-based,
precision-irrigation tools.

Wageningen researches efficiency of vertical farming

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research are looking at how vertical
farming can be more efficient.

Qué mosca les ha picado a los agricultores

Todo el mundo saca tajada de la necesidad básica de la nutrición. Todos,
salvo quienes producen los alimentos.

El campo español se rebela

Agricultores y ganaderos se movilizan en toda España para denunciar los
bajos precios y exigir un futuro con explotaciones viables.


Europe wants single data market to break US tech giants’ dominance

The European Union wants to create a single market in data aimed at challenging
the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, according
to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters.

“Hay padres en paro cuyos hijos tienen móvil de último modelo, iPad,
zapatillas de lujo…
Es terrible”
Ver elpais.com

Good old days (????): La récolte des foins par Julien Dupré (1851 –

Beethoven birth 250 anniversary

A man is walking in a graveyard when he hears the Third Symphony played

When it’s over, the Second Symphony starts playing, also backward, and
then the First.

“What’s going on?” he asks a cemetery worker.

“It’s Beethoven,” says the worker. “He’s decomposing.”

Good old days (????):The
little Goose Girl of Mezy by Léon Augustin L’Hermitte, 1892


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