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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 28 November 2016

EFITA newsletter / 758 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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New Ag International Online
> Highlights for the issue include:
- Report on ABIM Biocontrol Conference
- Precision Agriculture: What's behind the name?
- The latest on AG Start-ups
- Sensing Water in Plants: The latest scientific developments.
- Iran: After sanctions have been lifted, challenges and opportunities.
- From Raw Materials to Biostimulants: A step by step procedure.

> Plus all the regular features: News, Suppliers Corner, Leader's Profiles, People and Events…

> Details on Precision Agriculture:
- Precision Agriculture: What's behind the name? by Alexandre Escola, Jose Antonio Martinez and Jaume Arno, University of Lleida
- An interview: Nicolas Tremblay, president of the International Society of Precision Agriculture
- Heard and seen at the International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA)


The French Agricultural Technical Institutes (ITA) present a whitepaper with 10 recommendations to favor the access and the valuation of data in Agriculture.

Contact: Francois BRUN
Email: francois.brun(a)


Modelia / Afia

>>> Séance de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France "Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture" (23 mars 2016)
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>>> Big Data et Agriculture (10 mars 2016)
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API Agro (10 février 2016)
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)

Voir :

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

BBC NEWS: In the future, will farming be fully automated ? By Padraig Belton Technology of Business reporter
In the not-too-distant future, our fields could be tilled, sown, tended and harvested entirely by fleets of co-operating autonomous machines by land and air.
And they'll be working both day and night.
Driverless tractors that can follow pre-programmed routes are already being deployed at large farms around the world.
Drones are buzzing over fields assessing crop health and soil conditions. Ground sensors are monitoring the amount of water and nutrients in the soil, triggering irrigation and fertiliser applications.
And in Japan, the world's first entirely automated lettuce farm is due for launch next year.
The future of farming is automated.

Tips for increasing profitability on your farm in 2017
The Red Wing Software team works with farms around the U.S. every day. And the one conversation that often comes to surface during our conversations is about best management practices for growth on the farm. This is a very timely topic with the start of a new year approaching, as every farming operation should be considering how to make the new year more profitable than the last. While the conversation initially centers on farm accounting software, it quickly becomes clear that the focus really revolves around systems and processes.

Red Wing Software: Accounting Software and Payroll Software For Businesses, Farms and Nonprofits

Augmented reality, smarter farming, tech product roundup
This week's installment of Tech Five offers a look not only at some advanced tech, but how some may be applied to agriculture.

Vivino: Price comparison, ratings and reviews for any wine
Never forget another wine! Our app and wine community offer an up to date catalog with prices, stores, regions, grapes and reviews

Visualizing data with an electronic field report
Farmobile offers significant update to its platform with live-data look at what machines are doing in the field.

An autonomous tractor update
Trimble showed off a demo offering a look at their work with driverless machines. Video included


A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered

Upon their arrival, the doctor said that the hospital was testing an amazing new high-tech machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labour pain to the baby's father.

He asked if they were interested, both said they were very much in favour of it. The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before.

But as the labour progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer.

The husband was still feeling fine.

The doctor then checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point they decided to try for 50%.

The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.

The wife delivered a healthy baby boy with virtually no pain, and the husband had experienced none. She and her husband were ecstatic.

When they got home they found the postman dead on the porch.

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