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EFITA newsletter / 624 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Give your blood (Fête du boudin = sausage festival)
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30 Years of Plant Biotechnology
12 and 13 November 2013 - GHENT, Belgium
Please view the program and register your attendance by visiting these links:
- 12 November: Symposium celebrating the achievements of agrobiotechnology
- 13 November: Forum on Global Agriculture and Forestry

Progis at Agritechnica
12-16 November – HANOVER
> Farmers, Service Providers, Agri-Advisors and Agri-Politicians - Attention please!
To cope with today’s complex requirements, to lead own enterprises to more profitability, or to provide excellent consulting to customers, one should avail oneself of the advantages that smart agri-management software solutions are offering.
But attention please, software is not equal to software - fortunately! In this efficiency oriented world it has always been our target to offer only one system, one solution comprising a wide range of tasks, with a clear and easy-to-use structure, taking into account economic, environmental and legal aspects. The users of our software - the agriculturists, the advisors and service providers took always the centre of our developments with the final goal to lead them step by step to a holistic solution. Come and visit us at Agritechnica - hall 17 stand B32 and let us advise you.

> WinGIS with DokuPlant and/or ForestOffice
- Precisearea identification – on basis of Ortho-images 30cm –per plot and whole enterprise
- All-overplanning of all working steps per crop, plot, enterprise (recommendations for cultivation processes and endless timeline are integrated) and region (for advisors)
- Forest-inventory (growth tables) and forest-logistics
- Calculation per crop, enterprise orr egion (foradvisors)
- Documentation of all processes
- Nutrient balance per plot and enterprise (CO2-balance under development)
- Traceability with data-transfer to partner
- Basis for reports to public (private) institutions

> LoGIStics–mobGIS
- Order transfer to machine cooperatives/contractors or other service providers (the systems supports the recording of the completion confirmation)
- Central planning of the logistics processes per enterprise and mobile unit
- Direct addressing and on-going communication with the mobileunits - mobGIS
- In-time supply (delivery, pickup e.g. to/from industry) –group management

> Smart-Farming
- Precision farming: Integration of complementary data(soil moisture, weather, nutrients etc.)
- Thematic maps for optimized irrigation, fertilisation, spraying….
- Virtual land-consolidation for optimized usage of machines and other operating resources

> Agricultural-ICT-Infrastructure as Country Solution
A package of Ortho-images, agro-sensors, integrated software solution and consulting, including models for the implementation and re-financing of this ICT-infrastructure for the benefit of all actors of the agricultural-sector.
Solutions for the environment (EnvirOffice), for land use planning (Z-GIS), and natural risk management complement the range.

„Don't worry about the harvest, but about the right cultivation of your fields.“ (Quote: Confucius)
This is as valid as 2500 years ago but with the extension that agricultural management became a very complex task till this day. We would like to assist you doing this job - with software solutions – service and consulting.

12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA)
20 - 23 July 2014 - SACRAMENTO

World Congress on Computers in Agriculture 2014
27 - 30 July 2014 - San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica

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New technology to turn water pollution into fertilizer
Voir :

GMO "Golden Rice" Article on BBC

Precision Ag 2013: Top 5 Technologies To Watch - Semios has 1 and 2 covered!

Australia: Rural Commodities Wrap – October 2013

Traceability issues in the food and feed supply chain

Stewardship: doing good business, not simply feeling good

USAID, Syngenta Collaborate to Improve Global Food Security

EFITA 2013
24-27 June 2013 - TURIN

EFITA 2013: Sustainable Agriculture through ICT innovation

> Scientific program

> Poster session

> The acts of the EFITA2013 congress


Contact: Prof. Remigio BERRUTO
E-mail: remigio.berruto(a)

'How much do you charge?'

'Eighty dollars per visit,' replied the doctor.

'I'll sleep on it,' I said.

Six months later the doctor met me on the street. 'Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.

'Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought me a new pickup!'

'Is that so!' With a bit of an attitude he said, 'and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'

'He told me to cut the legs off the bed! Ain't nobody under there now!'

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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
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