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EFITA newsletter / 714 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Commonly referred to as “digital spraying” or “pulse-width modulation (PWM) spray tools,” today’s high-tech sprayers rely, in part, on advancements in spray nozzle technology, which allow for much more accurate applications....
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Europe entering the era of 'precision agriculture'
The agricultural sector has stepped into the digital era, in an effort to respond to rising global nutrition needs and tackle the environmental crisis.

'E-agriculture' could save EU farmers time and money

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Social networks used by French farmers
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A French farmer, Rémi Dumery on Facebook and Twitter
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Meeting with Dumdum, his tracto and his Twitter
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Rémi Duméry's blog
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Rémy Dumery's web site and his gros margin computation software program DuMarGest
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Hervé Pillaud's blog (an other French farmer)
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Modelia / Afia

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Corn residue breakdown myths by Liz Morrison
Slicing up corn residue and mixing it into the soil with tillage speeds up decomposition… right? Wrong! That’s according to research from Iowa State University (ISU), which compared how fast Bt and non-Bt corn residue broke down under conventional...

One of the best jokes: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday reposted a tweet from a follower blaming his fall in a new Iowa poll on genetically modified corn that “creates issues in the brain.”

"@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much#Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP"

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015

A poll released by Quinnipiac University early Thursday shows Trump trailing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson by 8 points among likely caucus-goers.
The tweet references Monsanto, a company that pioneered the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in farming. GMO farming produces larger crops and saves resources, but critics say food that has been genetically engineered is not safe for consumption.

The St. Louis-based company has become the poster child for opponents of GMOs, spurring a “March Against Monsanto” movement.

Concerned groups have launched unsuccessful state ballot initiatives that would require foods that contain GMOs to be labeled.

The Food and Drug Administration, however, has said food made with GMOs is safe.



10 Science Jokes for Nerds: How Many Will You Get?

1. I’m reading a great book on anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

2. I have a new theory on inertia but it doesn’t seem to be gaining momentum.

3. Why can’t atheists solve exponential equations? Because they don’t believe in higher powers.

4. Schrodinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t.

5. Do you know the name Pavlov? It rings a bell.

6. A group of protesters in front of a physics lab:
“What do we want?”.
“Time travel”
“When do we want it?”.

7. What does a subatomic duck say? Quark!

8. A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a beer. Bartender replies “For you, no charge”.

9. Two atoms are walking along. One of them says:
“Oh, no, I think I lost an electron.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, I’m positive.”

10. An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees it half empty. An engineer sees it twice as large as it needs to be.

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