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EFITA newsletter / 731 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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- France at SupAgro Ag University
: Jean-Pierre CHANET, Bruno TISSEYRE
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a)irstea.fr, tisseyre(a)supagro.inra.fr
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.
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
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.
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
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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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