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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 12 October 2015

EFITA newsletter / 712 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Montpellier - France at SupAgro Ag University


Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, Bruno TISSEYRE
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), tisseyre(a)

International Conference “Improving skills for Smartfarming as an innovative tool for rural development and economic growth”
27 October – LIMASSOL - CYPRUS
You are invited to the final conference of the SmartFarmer project, to be held on October 27, 2015 in Limassol Cyprus. The SmartFarmer project aims to create and develop a training programme in order to enhance the dissemination and transfer of knowledge and innovation in the specialized agricultural areas of the selected superfoods (e.g. goji berries, blueberries etc.).
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New mower-conditioners, irrigation tools and innovative tire app

Precision farming roundup: New products for 2016

Industry insider: Get ready for digitized farming
Jeremy Leifker, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, talks about using data for real-time adjustments on your farm and how that could enhance management.
> How does this compare with what was done in the past?

> What’s your advice to farmers? What are the steps to get digitized?



Modelia / Afia

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Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, François BRUN
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), francois.brun(a)

Sharing farm equipments (in France - in French but easy to translate thanks to e.g. Google Translation)
Contact: Laurent BERNEDE
E-mail: laurent.bernede(a)

Les agriculteurs de plus en plus « agri-mobiles » (© Étude Agrinautes 2015 réalisée par BVA et Tic-agri pour TNC) (in French but easy to translate thanks to e.g. Google Translation)

>>> Smartphone et tablette ont la cote chez les agriculteurs pour surfer sur internet.
Selon l'étude Agrinautes 2015 réalisée par BVA et Tic-agri auprès des exploitants connectés, près de 21 % naviguent désormais sur tablette. Et plus de 31 % sur smartphone, contre 13 % seulement en 2012 !

Toutefois, l'ordinateur reste très nettement leur matériel préféré pour se connecter, avec une légère baisse du PC fixe alors que le portable se maintient.

Les céréaliers sont les plus mordus de mobilité, avec près de 39 % de "surfeurs sur téléphone mobile", devant les viticulteurs (37,6 %), contre près de 26 % chez les éleveurs et polyculteurs-éleveurs et un peu moins de 23 % chez les éleveurs de bovins lait ou / et viande.

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Michelin launches a free mobile application to calculate agricultural tire pressure
Michelin is offering farmers access to an easy-to-use mobile application that features a number of unique functionalities. With the Michelin pressure calculator, real-time agricultural tire pressure information is just a photo and a couple of clicks away.
Using the Michelin Pressure Calculator involves three simple steps:
- Type the load supported by front and rear axle.
- Enter the type of tire fitted to the front and rear of the tractor using the drop-down menus.
- Take a photo of the tractor with your smartphone. The application's built-in camera function precisely calculates load distribution and the length of the overhang measured from the wheel axles. This feature is the only one of its kind on the market.
The Michelin Pressure Calculator can instantly work out the most appropriate tire pressure for the desired load and speed. This gives farmers the best pressure information possible to help them maintain road safety as well as protect the soil. The app is free on both Android and iOS devices and available in four languages: French, English, German and Spanish.

Slaughterhouses. A jungle no more. How Temple Grandin’s designs have reformed the meat industry

US fascinating photos from 1935 to 1945

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And a second joke: Barber, the customer and the shoe shine girl

A fellow sat on the barber's chair and states, "I'll have a shave and a shoe shine, please...

The barber began to lather his face, while a woman with the firmest, most beautiful real breasts that he had ever seen knelt down and began to shine his shoes.

The fellow says, "Young lady, you and I should go and spend some time in a hotel room."

She replied, "I'm married and my husband wouldn't like that."

The fellow said, "Tell him you're working overtime and I'll pay you the difference."

She said, "You tell him; you're closer”!

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