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Old good days by
Camille Pissaro. Cow girl (Eragny: 1887)

My remark (GW): When the iron and steel industry has been able to produce cheap wire, the peasants were able to close their meadows ... and the young French girts did not have to keep the herds anymore and were able to go to school.

Technical progress has quite often enabled the liberation of women.

A nice web page about Pissaro
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Journal Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics Vol. 11, No. 2 (2019) has been published.

I inform you that the latest issue of the Agris on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics has been published.
The journal is backed by an international editorial board the Czech Society for Information Technologies in Agriculture (CSITA) and the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA).
We hope that the articles find your interest and are looking forward to receiving your suggestions, and publication interests.

In this issue you can read valuable research papers. Thanks the authors for the interesting and useful articles.

>>> Journal articles of Vol. 11, No. 2 (2019)

>>> The issue of Vol 11, No 2 (2019) in PDF

>>> Papers in the Vol. 11, No. 2 (2019):

Sina Ahmadi Kaliji, Seyed Mojtaba Mojaverian, Hamid Amirnejad, Maurizio Canavari
Factors Affecting Consumers' Dairy Products Preferences

Zoltán Bakucs, Zsófia Benedek, Imre Fertő
Spatial Price Transmission and Trade in the European Dairy Sector

Basuti Bolo, Dimane Mpoeleng, Irina Zlotnikova
Development of Methods Acquiring Real Time Very High Resolution Agricultural Spatial Information Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Marcela Hradecká
Robotic Internal Audit – Control Methods in the Selected Company

Jana Köppelová, Libuše Svatošová
Time Series Models: Development Trends of Foodstuffs Consumption in CR Considering Healthy Eating

Quang-Thanh Ngo, Hong-Ron Nguyen, Duc-Thuan Nguyen, Ngoc-Phuc Doan, Van-Thong Le, Thuy-Khanh Hong Thai
Adaptive Perception and Adaptation Responses to Weather Shocks: An Adaptation Deficit

Tamara Rudinskaya
Investigation of the Determinants of Market Power on Czech Pork Meat Market

Teodora Stillitano, Giacomo Falcone, Bruno Francesco Nicolň, Claudio Di Girolamo, Giovanni Gulisano, Anna Irene De Luca
Technical Efficiency Assessment of Intensive and Traditional Olive Farms in Southern Italy

Michal Šprysl, Eva Kluzáková, Jaroslav Čítek, Roman Stupka, Kateřina Zadinová
Economic Aspect of Growing Pigs with Respect to Sex and Immunocastration

Armands Veveris, Vaida Šapolaitė, Agota Giedrė Raišienė, Yuriy Bilan
How Rural Development Programmes Serve for Viability of Small farms? Case of Latvia and Lithuania

Contact: prof. Miroslav SVATOŠ (Editor in Chief)
E-mail: agrisonline(a)

Precision tools reinforce sustainability Brazilian farms

Innovative solutions already deliver more efficiency on the usage of chemicals, fertilisers, water, workforce and electricity across the country.

Agro 4.0 for free: Embrapa makes 35 apps available

Innovation adoption in agriculture is an increasing process across the world which can be expensive but, sometimes, for free as well. That is the case for more than 30 apps available in Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) website.

6 steps to improve your fertiliser use efficiency

An average of 40% of the nitrogen fertiliser applied to crops isn’t utilised and could be lost. However, by making small changes to fertiliser use, farmers can reduce these losses and boost margins.

Tarvos monitors insects with computer vision and AI

Intelligent traps are the next generation of monitoring of pests and diseases with computer vision, object recognition and artificial intelligence (AI).

Virginia Tech provides real-time weather data to farmers

Virginia Tech and WeatherSTEM provide local, real-time weather forecasting as part of the new SmartFarm Innovation Network.

Dataplor raises $2M to digitize small businesses in Latin America
See TechCrunch

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Is it possible to raise a carbon-neutral cow?

Camille Pissaro. Apple Pickers (Eragny: 1888)

An Irishman went for an interview with one of the major blue chip computer companies

When the interview was over the interviewer told him that all applicants had to complete a test. The interviewer took a piece of paper and drew six vertical lines in pairs of two on the paper and placed it in front of the Irishman.

“Could you please show me a clever way to make this into nine?”

After thinking for a while the Irishman took the pencil and drew a canopy of leaves on top of the three pairs of lines, and handed the paper back to the interviewer.

The interviewer looked at the drawings and said: “But that is not nine!”

“Oh yes it is”, said the Irishman with a broad Irish accent, “Tree + Tree + Tree make nine!”

The interviewer handed the paper back to the Irishman and asked him to make it 99.

After thinking for a long while the Irishman scribbled up and down the trunks and handed the paper back to the interviewer.

The interviewer looked at the drawings and said: “But that is not ninety-nine!”

“Oh yes it is”, said the Irishman, “Dirty tree + dirty tree + dirty tree make ninety-nine.”

The interviewer was now a bit cheesed off so he decided to do the Irishman once and for all, therefore, he handed the paper back to the Irishman and asked him to make it 100.

After thinking for a considerably longer time the Irishman suddenly grabbed the pencil and drew a little blop on the bottom right-hand side of each three and handed the paper back to the interviewer.

The interviewer looked at the drawings and said: “But that is not 100!”

“Oh yes it most certainly is”, said the Irishman with a much broader Irish accent,

“Dirty tree and a turd + dirty tree and turd + dirty tree and a turd, make a 100.

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