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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 24 September 2018

EFITA newsletter / 844 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Contact: Karl WILD
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Funny Wrong Statistics (Brexit will be disaster for all of us in Europe - GW)

CECE, Confederación Española de Centros Educativos (SP)

CECE is a non-profit employer´ and professional organization founded in 1977. It represents a wide educational sector in Spain from nursery school to university level. It has more than 1.200 Education and training centres among its members, what implies around 750.000 students and 40.000 teachers.

Currently CECE, is working on an ERASMUS + Project entitled, “Drone European Platform”, in which the main focus of the project is to include innovative technology in VET specifically in agriculture curriculum.
See Drone experiment

Contact: Francisco MARTINS
E-mail: departamento.europa(a)

The tractor cabin of the future
See Future Farming

The latest Future Farming magazine is now available for you to read!
See Future Farming

The first irrigation system with a brain

Israeli irrigation specialist Netafim recently launched its new precision drip irrigation system NetBeat. The company likes to refer to it as the second revolution in smart (drip) irrigation.
See Future Farming

Automated documentation by connecting machinery

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions offer new possibilities for every farmer to work more efficiently, identify economic potentials and to ensure safe documentation – independently of age or manufacturer of machinery.
See Future Farming

Amazone Citan seed drill updates

Half-width shut-off and operation through an Isobus digital communications between implement and tractor are among updates for the latest Amazone Citan-C air drill.
See Future Farming

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TeleSense Closes $6.5m Series A for Grain Monitoring IoT Platform to Reduce Spoilage

TeleSense, a Silicon Valley startup using IoT technology to improve grain storage, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding from a range of strategic, industry investors as well as venture capital firms.
See AgFunder News

The Smartest Way To Monitor Your Grain
See Telesense

IoT In Agriculture: The Second Green Revolution’s Agtech Innovation (DEc. 2017)
See IoT by telesense

How Agtech Has Quietly Transformed Agriculture During the Downturn by Barclay Rogers
See Ag Funder News

Blockchain is Coming for Agriculture and You Might Not Even Notice by Remi Schmaltz (May 2018)
See Ag Funder News

Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Deere

How and why the agricultural machinery equipment sector still has upside potential.
See The Motley Fool


Top 10 reasons to Go Digital this harvest

A farmer makes up to 144 decisions a day. Going digital gives you a real-time pulse on your operation to make those decisions with confidence.
See Granular

Farm Database Results: Part 1 - The data shows just over 60% of producers are profitable.
See cornandsoybeandigest:

Farm database results: Part 2 - Ability to service debt, by Dr. David Kohl

Some producers are being forced to seek off the farm employment to deal with the increasing healthcare costs.
See cornandsoybeandigest

CC-Isobus A3 aux-n controller

A new auxiliary controller for Isobus capable implements has a bespoke touch screen display to show the functions it can handle and both acoustic and vibration response when the operator uses it.
See Future Farming

Agco partners with AgIntegrated for easier data flow

A partnership with agricultural software developer AgIntegrated will enable Agco to offer its customers simpler and more reliable data exchange between equipment and farm management information systems.
See Future Farming

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Up to 31% higher rice yields with gene-editing

Scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31% more grain.
They say this increase would have been virtually impossible to create through traditional breeding methods.
See Future Farming

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Opening of Wageningen University Academic Year
It is in this light that the European Commission is advancing policies to facilitate increased digitization. For agriculture, this means that we are investing in new technologies; including digital tools; that will help the farmer to save both time and money while at the same time optimizing yields.
See Wageningen

The Western Illusion of Chinese Innovation

Many Western observers – in media, academia, and government – now portray China as a fierce competitor for global technological supremacy, with top-down industrial policies that are enabling it to stand virtually shoulder-to-shoulder with Europe and the US. This is a serious misrepresentation.
See Project Syndicate

The US is at Risk of Losing a Trade War with China, by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The “best” outcome of President Donald Trump’s narrow focus on the US trade deficit with China would be improvement in the bilateral balance, matched by an increase of an equal amount in the deficit with some other country (or countries). In fact, significantly reducing the bilateral trade deficit will prove difficult.
See Project Syndicate

Modern times

Signalé par Luc BECKER
Mail : luc.becker(a)

Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance
Glyphosate (or DDT) responsible for all our problems (too funny)

Hate spiders? Love spiders? This product is for you!
See spiders

Old man

A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but its state of the art... It's perfect.'

'Really,' answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?'

'Twelve thirty...'

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