- 92290), 15 December 2014
EFITA newsletter / 674 - 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
Académie d'Agriculture de France (AAF)
I learnt last Friday that I have been elected member of the French
Agricultural Academy (section Input providing). Thus, ICT are recognised
as a major production factor (like seeds, fertilizers, etc.) as well as
a efficient tool that helps management and marketing of agricultural productions,
protection of the environment, social rural life…
I think that I am the first "computer scientist" to participate
in the AAF and may I say that I am quite happy of this.
Contact: Guy WAKSMAN
Ag Robots in France
>> Le Vitirover au travail
Nous avons vu le Vitirover fonctionner au Château Coutet (Gironde). Il
tond parfaitement mais il faut être vigilant avec les complants…
Voir : http://vigne.reussir.fr/actualites/oz-pour-biner-les-vignes&cn=0Y2T8KI0:CHGV2F29.html
>> Oz pour biner les vignes
Nous avons vu le robot maraîcher Oz, de Naïo Technologies, au travail
dans les vignes. Il n'est pas encore parfaitement opérationnel en viticulture
mais devrait l'être sous peu…
Voir : http://vigne.reussir.fr/actualites/le-vitirover-au-travail&cn=0Y2T8KI0:GSF5638M.html
>> Un robot de binage qui analyse le sol
Voir : http://www.cultivar.fr/sequiper/carre-lance-un-robot-de-binage-qui-analyse-le-sol
The aware platform
The aWhere Platform delivers innovative tools, global weather data
and information integration for evidence-based planning, hyper-local agronomic
recommendations, value-chain optimization, and monitoring and evaluation
— all crucial for the complexities of sustainable agriculture and food
Examples of Farming Management Systems
Blog: What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp - Jodie Wehrspann
In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather
modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics
company 640 Labs, a tech start-up company in Chicago. 640 Labs has found
a way to capture geo-referenced data from farm vehicles using a drive
that plugs into the vehicle's diagnostics port.
Voir : http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/what-640-labs-purchase-means-climate-corp
Climate Corporation acquires tech startup - Kathy Graul
The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto, has announced it
is acquiring tech startup company 640 Labs. 640 Labs was founded by engineers
Corbett Kull and Craig Rupp; the team works to use analytics, mobile technologies
and the cloud to help farmers manage their data.
Showcase highlights ag innovation - Jodie Wehrspann
Investors interested in “buying in” for the future of agriculture
traveled to St. Louis for the Ag Innovation Showcase. This is where a
lot of new ideas see the first light of day, and offer those investors
a chance to get in on the ground floor of the Next Big Thing. Here is
a sneak peek at a few potential tools that could be headed to your farm
someday. So check out the tools featured here to get a leg-up on what’s
The future of farming - Jodie Wehrspann
Industry leaders have a no-holes-barred discussion on agriculture’s
major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed
the coming groundswell of people.
A new study shows that "French Kissing" can have a positive
effect on the microbial population in the mouth
It's titled "Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing."
This knowledge comes too late, I should have told my dates that I was
a "health care" provider rather than just wanting to make out!!!!!
But how convincing we could be if we claimed that we wanted to do it for
the ladies health…
Grandparent's answering machine
Good morning... At present we are not at home but, please leave your message
after you hear the beep. beeeeeppp ...
If you are one of our children, dial 1 and then select the option from
1 to 5 in order of "arrival" so we know who it is.
If you need us to stay with the children, press 2
If you want to borrow the car, press 3
If you want us to wash your clothes and ironing, press 4
If you want the grandchildren to sleep here tonight, press 5
If you want us to pick up the kids at school, press 6
If you want us to prepare a meal for Sunday or to have it delivered to
your home, press 7
If you want to come to eat here, press 8
If you need money, dial 9
If you are going to invite us to dinner, or, taking us to the theatre
start talking we are listening !!!!!!!!!!!"
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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
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