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EFITA newsletter / 889 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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High-Throughput Phenotyping of Bioethanol Potential in Cereals Using UAV-Based Multi-Spectral Imagery
Information provided by Jose M PEÑA
Do not be too concerned about sharing data
There are no valid reasons for farmers to keep their data as close as a chicken keeps her eggs.
The biggest danger of collecting data on a farm is that they remain unused, collecting dust instead of being looked at, assessed, analysed, connected to information that has already been gathered and being used practically for perfecting crop and farming systems. Common complaints are that data misuse lurks or that companies make money off of farmers’ data while farmers themselves not profit.
ShaYoFae (Share your farming experience) Apps takes for granted that sharing farming experience will be appreciated. It seems to me correct… (GW)
ShaYoFae, a mobile app that enables information exchanges between farmers.
Old good days??? by Jules Breton: Morning (1888)
15 next generation agri-food startups set to pitch at FoodBytes! Chicago
Functional foods, alternative proteins, digital and bio-farmtech all feature in the list of next-generation agri-food startups set to pitch at the inaugural FoodBytes! Chicago in September.
MetoMotion raises $1.5m seed round for zany greenhouse robot that spots ripeness in tomatoes
Israel’s MetoMotion has revealed to AFN that it had secured $1.5 million in funding for its slightly zany answer to spotting ripeness in greenhouse-grown tomatoes: a luminous green multipurpose “Greenhouse Robotic Worker” (GRoW).
4 ways big data analytics are transforming agriculture
Data-driven farming is on course to reshape the entire agricultural economy.
Drone operators explore machine learning
Smart drones can have practical uses for farmers who use precision-ag techniques, as well as those employing more old-school methods.
Growing smart irrigation market driven by IoT devices
The smart irrigation market is growing due to the increasing role of technology in irrigation management.
Nissan robot duck keeps paddy fields clear of weeds
An engineer working for carmaker Nissan has developed a robot that keeps paddy fields clear of weeds.
Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce
A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.
Logistics Automation Provider Attabotics Raises $25 Million in New Funding
The Canadian startup will build out technology aimed at helping companies do more in smaller warehouses.
The Next Frontier for Artificial Intelligence Lies in Food and Beverages
Players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavor, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success.
China's CRISPR revolution, by Jon Cohen in Science
Why did Argentina’s leading agtech startup list on the New York stock exchange? By Louisa Burwood-Taylor
Ahead of AgTech Week in Argentina next week, Bernardo Milesy sat down with Federico Trucco, CEO of the country’s most successful agtech startup Bioceres to find out more about the company’s recent New York Stock exchange listing.
Bioceres develops, produces and sells genetically modified soybean, wheat, and alfalfa seeds as well as crop protection and nutrition products.
USDA gave almost 100 percent of Trump’s trade war bailout to white farmers
Not only did almost all of the funds go to white operators, but an overwhelming share of the funds appear to have gone to upper-middle class and wealthy families.
It was oral examination in the standard two
The class teacher asked various questions to the students. She asked Tom, ‘Can you tell me a name of an animal that starts with alphabet ‘E’?
Tom replied ‘ELEPHANT’
Teacher asked him again to name an animal that starts with alphabet ‘T’.
Tom replied ‘Two Elephants’
Teacher asked him the same question.
Tom replied ‘Ten Elephants’
Annoyed teacher, asked him name an animal that starts with alphabet ‘M’
Tom replied ‘Mother Elephant’
The angry teacher repeated the same question.
Cool Tom replied ‘May be an elephant’.
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