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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 16 June 2014
EFITA newsletter / 652 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
To correspond with me (GW), please use this address: guy.waksman(a)laposte.net
Whenever the world makes you cynical, stop & think of these men
President OBAMA on the 70th anniversary of #DDay
Voir : http://www.elysee.fr/DDAY70/
18-19 June 2014 – PARIS
Ma remark (GW): I will try to say hello this week to my old friends and ex-colleagues involved in SmartAgrimatics.
Planting for Profit, and Greater Good
Jason Aramburu, who developed a sensor and smartphone app to help plants thrive, looks to use them to fight drought and food shortages
Videos: Viewing farming from a new angle for 2014
Growers are spending cash on unmanned aerial vehicles and high-end video cameras and they're documenting their work. Watch these 8 videos from this year's growing season to see farming from a new angle.
Gallery: Day 1 of Shell Rotella SuperRigs
The 32nd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition was held at the zMAX Dragway, which is part of Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., from May 15-17 for the biggest SuperRigs ever. With a theme of “Go Big,” the event hosted big rigs, over $25,000 in cash and prizes, access to two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, live concerts and more.
Drought Monitor Reflects Improvement Across Midwest (profarmer.com)
For the contiguous 48 states, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows 54% drought-free, compared to 52% last week. Drought improvement was seen across the Midwest, South, West and High Plains regions, as an active weather system moved from the Central...
We are living in interesting times. This is an understatement as far as cultivation in greenhouses is concerned. We will outline three developments that after 10,000 years of land cultivation on the plains of the earth’ could completely change the face of crop growing.
Find a job in UK Agriculture
DairyICT Project: ICT in large and small dairy systems
FarmFUSE Project: Fusion of multi-source and multi-sensor information on soil and crop for
optimized crop production
USER-PA: Usability of environmentally sound and reliable techniques in precision agriculture
ITApic: Application of information technologies in precision apiculture
ICT in French Agriculture (by Isagri)
L’agriculture est un secteur de pointe qui utilise les dernières technologies. Du guidage Rtk aux cartes de modulations retrouvez toutes les informations sur des technologies qui font progresser l’agriculture.
The impact of innovation on the Australian dairy industry
The other side of corporate farming
Corporate agriculture may sometimes be perceived as a threat to family farming in Australia, but often over-looked are the benefits it can provide to young farmers starting out in the industry, writes Senior Consultant Kate Leahy.
Debunking Anti-Wind Myth of 14000 Abandoned Wind Turbines in California (but I do not like too much the Wind Turbines anyway!)
Against climate change denial
See : http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php
My remark (GW): There is no need to believe in climate change to think we should spare fossile energy sources.
How To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity in retirement?
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars... watch 'em Slow Down!
2. On all your check stubs, write 'For Marijuana'!
3. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
4. When The Money Comes Out of The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
5. When Leaving the Zoo, start Running towards the Car Park, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
6. Tell Your Children over dinner: “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go…”.
7. Go to a large Department store’s fitting room, drop your drawers to your ankles and yell out: “There is no paper in here!”.
8. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.
Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile. It's called 'therapy' !
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