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EFITA newsletter / 731 - 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
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Data revolution: emerging new business models in the agri-food sector
22-23 June 2016 - SOFIA, Bulgaria
Farmers, foresters, advisers, researchers, (ict-)entrepreneurs, innovators, and anyone who may have relevant experience and/or ideas exploring the new opportunities offered by the data revolution within the agri-food sector are invited to apply for participation in the seminar. Here is the call for potential participants.


Modelia / Afia

>>> API Agro (10 février 2015)
La conférence "API-AGRO", organisée par l'Acta, a rassemblé plus de 150 personnes autour des API et de l'Agriculture Numérique... Revivez la conférence organisée par les partenaires du projet.
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>>> 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)
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>>> La modélisation entre recherche et développement agricole, allers et retours... Des modèles scientifiques aux outils logiciels : ambitions, expériences, réflexions, propriété intellectuelle (29 mars 2013)

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

BASF Launches Maglis
BASF today announced the global launch of Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers gather, interpret and monitor a range of crop-related data that helps them make better agronomic decisions.

“Maglis is a tool that’s really going to help farmers connect better to improve their productivity,” said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. “Maglis represents a further example of how Grow Smart helps BASF engage with farmers to maximize yield and performance.”

The initial launch of Maglis IT platform is focused in North America. In the U.S., Maglis Customer Navigator allows BASF innovation specialists to partner with farmers to analyze and generate tailored plans to address individual crop priorities, such as yield optimization, risk reduction and efficiency improvements.

Building your infrastructure base by Willie Vogt
It’s easy to spend time discussing the value of big data and how it may change the way you farm, but getting firmly on the road to putting information to work may mean building the road first.

Water Management: The Trimble® WM-Form™ land forming and land leveling solution can help fix underproducing areas
Try it out for free, including new updates to the solution

New online tool reviews fertilizer management products by Jodie Wehrspann
Environmental Defense Fund launches new tool for managing crop nutrients called Nutrient Star. The program reviews performance of commercially available nutrient management tools.


Commodity Classic trade show yields new tools, tech
Commodity Classic gave visitors not only access to policy-making my four major commodity groups, but also the event's largest trade show in its history. Here's our first installment of new products from the show.

At least ten reasons why glyphosate is such a good herbicide

Global and regional health effects of future food production under climate change: a modelling study

My remark (GW): It is quite impressive (and amazing too) to develop demonstrations based on such an amout of hypothesis that seem at least questionable.

It’s Time to Abandon the Pursuit for Great Leaders
The problem with entrusting one’s fate to Great Leaders is that we are all human, and no one is infallible (no matter what a leader’s cult of personality claims). With great power often comes hubris, and hubris unconstrained is a recipe for disaster.
If you’re planning to vote sometime this year, you might keep that in mind.

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Short joke (1)
Little Johnny: „Mom, can I get a dog at Christmas, please?“

Mother: „No, you’ll be getting turkey, like every year!“

Short joke (2)
A doctor walks in a cemetery one afternoon when a hand shoots through the earth and grabs his ankle.

A hollow voice speaks from underneath the ground:

"You're a doctor, right? Do you have anything against worms?"

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