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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 7 December 2015

EFITA newsletter / 719 - 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)

Driverless tractor shown on TV
Autonomous Tractor Corp. gets a little play on a Fargo TV station, and there's a discussion of how their automated tractor tech works.

Present and future uses of smartphones by winegrowers (in French)

MyENEO developped by a French start up in Montpellier
It is a professional solution enabling the transformation of your smartphone into a tool to input data in the fields, the barns… It makes it very simple to input georeferenced (or not) data for all professionals who have to face the need to collect information in any condition.
Demo video in French:
Web site in French:
Info provided by Bruno TISSEYRE
E-mail: bruno.tisseyre(a)


Modelia / Afia

>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture (19 juin 2015)
Voir :

>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 2ème partie (7 janvier 2015)
Voir :

>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
Voir :

>>> 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)

EU Agricultural Outlook Conference (Brussels, 1-2/12/2015)
Une grande partie des documents est déjà disponible en ligne.
Voir :
Signalé par Paul JAMET
Mél : paul.jamet(a)

Medium-term prospects for EU agricultural markets and income 2015-2025
Á noter ce rapport qui " présente les perspectives à moyen terme pour les principaux marchés des produits agricoles de l'UE (cultures arables, les biocarburants, la viande et les produits laitiers) et le revenu agricole à l'horizon 2025. Cette analyse est basée sur les informations disponibles à la fin de Septembre 2015 pour la production agricole et une modèle agro-économique utilisé par la Commission européenne ".
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Improving seed performance
Operating in one of the fastest growing segments within the crop care market, Incotec has developed and supplied a wide range of proprietary and sustainable technologies for both vegetable seeds and field crops since 1968. Their products and services help to enhance and improve seed performance, allowing greater efficacy and functionality to be delivered directly by the seed to increase farming yields to feed the world’s growing population.


Real haka
Seen by Luc BECKER
E-mail: luc.becker(a)

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This retired bloke sits around the house all day doing nothing except exasperate the wife (look at the video only after reading the story)

She finally says: “You could actually do something useful, like vacuuming the house once a week !”

The useless husband gives it some thought and then replies “Why don’t you get the vac out for me and I’ll give it a go”.

Half an hour later, the husband comes back into the kitchen.

The wife says “I didn't hear the sound of the vac… I thought you said you were going to use it?”

The man simply says “The stupid thing is broken. It won't start. You’ll have to get it serviced or buy a new one!"

“Really!” she says....”Show me, because it was working fine the last time I used it.”


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