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EFITA newsletter / 715 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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

The internet of food: why your steak might have come from a connected cow
Smart sensors are being used to improve agriculture from farming lettuce to producing beef – and even protecting bees

GoHarvest By John Deere

Monsanto to divest Precision Planting to John Deere
Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to enable exclusive near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere farm equipment and the Climate FieldView platform.

According to Monsanto, the agreements represent the industry’s first and only near real-time in-cab wireless connection to John Deere equipment by a third party.

“To maximize the value of digital agriculture, farmers need solutions for simple and seamless collection of in-field agronomic data,” says Mike Stern, The Climate Corporation president and chief operating officer. “As a result of these milestone agreements, farmers will experience the fastest, most frequent and highest resolution third-party connectivity between John Deere’s equipment and the Climate FieldView platform.”

In Iceland...

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Journal of Agricultural Informatics: Special Issue of EFITA/WCCA/CIGR 2015 Congress Research Papers

Co-Editors of this Special Issue are Prof. Dr. Jerzy Weres and Janina Rudowicz-Nawrocka.

The journal is backed by an international editorial board, the Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics (HAAI) and the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA).

The papers of Journal of Agricultural Informatics (JAI) are refered by CrossRef, DOAJ, Cabi, EBSCO, MATARKA, MTMT, Google Scholar (See on:

All JAI papers have DOI numbers.
DOI numbers will be uploded into the CrossRef database within a few days.

Journal articles of Vol 6, No 4 (2015)

The issue of Vol 6, No 4 (2015) in PDF.

>>>> Papers in the Vol 6, No 4 (2015):

Flavia Clemente, Piero A. Nasuelli, Rodolfo Baggio
Formal network analysis of a food supply chain system: a case study for the Italian agro-food chains

Kyeong Ah Ahn, Ik Hoon Jang, Young Chan Choe
The South Korean agri-food e-market: A comparative B2B e-commerce case study

Kei Tanaka, Takuji Kiura
A Web application to estimate the climate change effects on agriculture in Thailand

Maria Näther, Ludwig Theuvsen
Economic evaluation of animal disease control strategies: Application of a relational database system

Jose Francisco Aguilar
Requirements specification for mobile software for e-commerce and its adoption by small organic farmers in Costa Rica

Gianfranco Giannerini, Roberto Genovesi
The water saving with Irriframe platform for thousands of Italian farms

Siné M, Haezebrouck T.P, Emonet E
API - AGRO: An Open Data and Open API platform to promote interoperability standards for Farm Services and Ag Web Applications

Rodolfo B. Arango, Cristina Monteserín, Ismael S. Cerezo, Antonio M. Campos
Smart Agro-Services in the Farm-Oriented Open Data in Europe (FOODIE) Platform: Insights from the Automatic Delimitation of Management Zones

Erika Pignatti, Giacomo Carli, Maurizio Canavari
What really matters? A qualitative analysis on the adoption of innovations in agriculture

Don J.M. Willems, Nicole J.J.P. Koenderink, Jan L. Top
From science to practice: Bringing innovations to agronomy and forestry

Shunichi Hasegawa, Kazuki Kobayashi, Yasunori Saito
Web Omnidirectional Image Viewer for Field Event Extraction

Chunghan Kang, Seoyoung Hwang, Junghoon Moon
An effect of IoT based Electronic Sow Feeder (ESF) on productivity of swine farms

Euijoo Yeo, Sunggoo Yoo, Yunhwa Koh, Junghoon Moon
e-Government portal for providing integrated agrifood information based on Big Data Analysis

Dana Tomic, Domagoj Drenjanac, Sandra Hoermann, Wolfgang Auer
Experiences with creating a Precision Dairy Farming Ontology (DFO) and
a Knowledge Graph for the Data Integration Platform in agriOpenLink

Miklós Herdon, Charles Burriel, János Tamás, László Várallyai, János Pancsira
ICT based innovative solutions in building agroforestry training and learning support system


Modelia / Afia

>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture (19 juin 2015)
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>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 2ème partie (7 janvier 2015)
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>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
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>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 1ère partie : état des lieux et perspectives (12 novembre 2013)
Voir :

>>> La modélisation entre recherche et développement agricole, allers et retours... Des modèles scientifiques aux outils logiciels : ambitions, expériences, réflexions, propriété intellectuelle (29 mars 2013)

Voir :

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

Precision Agriculture: Emerging technologies in Agriculture are creating a need for Ag Specialists… advance yourself in the industry with Precision Ag through Lake Region State College

Driverless tractor getting closer to farms
Autonomous Tractor Company announces first sale of its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain - called eDrive - to Family Farms Group. The powertrain is an enabling technology behind giving tractors autonomous control.

AGCO mobile apps
- AGCO command: Monitor your entire fleet from your fingertips anywhere, any time. Apple
- AGCO global: Get an in-depth look at product information, features and benefits. View 3D models of AGCO's machines, product specs and a vast collection of photos and videos. Apple
- AGCO parts books to go: Find AGCO parts with our interactive parts catalogs. You can locate part numbers and easily create a parts list. Apple Android
We continue to develop apps so check back often for new ones designed to make your operation increasingly productive and your life increasingly easier.

Beck’s Collaborates with John Deere for Seamless Data Transfer
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce a collaboration between its secure, web-based precision ag tool, FARMserver, and John Deere’s Operations Center in to improve data flow and connectivity. The collaboration will allow users the ability to seamlessly transfer data and field prescriptions between their FARMserver account and John Deere equipment....


From plow to no-till by Liz Morrison
Twenty-four years of continuous no-till, plus a decade of cover cropping, has largely halted water erosion on Dan Gillespie's farm in northeastern Nebraska, he says. Soil biological activity is flourishing and soil organic matter has climbed by mo...

Tech to transition by Willie Vogt
Bringing in the next generation of farmers is a challenge and an opportunity. One area that could be an opportunity is new technology that can help you analyze the business and find new profit areas.

Ag tech's most secret weapon

Sustainable Agriculture

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Armed with unguarded ambition and the vision to push boundaries beyond the unthinkable, Jetman Dubai and Emirates A380 take to the skies of Dubai for an exceptional formation flight

Two Chinese Women Feeding an Elephant from one End to the other End!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Watch to the end… If you have ever been around Chinese tourists or have an aversion to young people’s endless need for their cell phone, you may enjoy this.
Turn Sound on!
This is really funny.
You don't have to understand Chinese to understand this one!!!!

Comedy… Different ways of looking at things (or the uncertainty of the English language)

Two guys were discussing popular family trends on sex, marriage, and family values.

Stu said, 'I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?'

Leroy replied, 'I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?'

Now you know, Horses' Asses control almost everything. Explains a whole lot of stuff, doesn't it?

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