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EFITA newsletter / 702 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Gallery: 7 weather tools for farming by Willie Vogt
There are a number of tools for tracking the weather, and developers continue enhancing their approaches. Check out these 7 tools that will help you track the weather this growing season

Climate Pro: Field-level insights powered by data science
Combine your experience with insights from Climate Pro™, a powerful decision support tool that helps you make more informed decisions. Climate Pro helps you stop problems before they impact yield and improve efficiency with smart, field-level information – all captured in one place so it’s easy to share with your trusted advisor. Insights from Climate Pro build on the field intelligence provided by Climate Basic™ for a feature-rich, decision support tool.

The Impact of Drones in Agriculture
PrecisionHawk, Measure 32 and the American Farm Bureau team up to quantify the return farmers can expect when using agricultural drones.

Drones Poised to Elevate Agricultural Efficiency
To the untrained eye, the sight of a UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, soaring over the rural landscape might seem like an amateur activity. But the machines soon could become a key weapon in a robust agricultural arsenal.

Gallery: Geosys field insight tools, new ATV, bin sensors and more by Kathy Graul (Farm Industry News)
Wrap up the month of July with a look at this week's New Product Monday, featuring a variety of tools for the farm. We offer up new tech tools, a special edition ATV, a grain bin sensor system and more.

Geosys offers two new field insight tools by Kathy Graul (Farm Industry News)
Geosys has released two new offerings, Croptical Monitoring Application and Geosys Bridge API, to give agronomists critical field insights and provide agribusinesses with a means of bolstering their precision ag offerings.
Both tools are powered by three times the number of high-resolution in-season satellite imagery maps that are included in the industry standard contract for agricultural technology solutions.
Croptical Monitoring Application uses daily satellite imagery to benchmark a field’s health and compare it to others in the area with the same crop type and similar planting date. This allows agronomists and their customers to better manage their time and resources by focusing on fields that have the highest potential for a response to additional management practices. Agronomists are also able to look more closely into the data for a particular field and view the high-resolution imaging that is available. In addition, Croptical Monitoring Application provides access to daily regional weather forecasts and historical weather data.
Geosys Bridge API, a collection of APIs administered by GEOSYS, is easily integrated into existing precision ag solutions to generate and display maps and agronomic data that are delivered directly to a company’s existing ag technology platform.
The Bridge APIs offer two types of high resolution imagery maps: in-season and archive. In-season imagery maps provide current information on crop conditions and variability of crop health within the field at a time when crop decision-makers can respond. This allows them to better direct their scouting efforts and make input applications that can help preserve or improve yields. Archive imagery maps allow customers to evaluate the variability and performance of fields over many years and use that information as the basis for the current season’s crop plan. Currently, Geosys Bridge APIs offer up to 15 years of archive imagery maps.

Bientôt trois robots différents pour Naïo Technologies
Après les robots Oz et Anatis dédiés au maraîchage, la start-up planche sur un troisième modèle dédié au désherbage de la vigne.
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Food industry innovation increases challenges for risk assessment
While the European Commission wants the food industry to become more innovative and create jobs in Europe, the analysis of the risk factors also has to evolve, says the EU's food safety agency. EurActiv reports from Expo Milano 2015.

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