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EFITA newsletter / 959 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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Good old days (?????): A woman's task by Francis S. Walker (British, 1848–1916)
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Efita 2021 Conference
25 -26 May 2021 - Digital Agriculture Web Conference
The European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA) would like to invite you at the first EFITA International online Conference in 2021. As a way to keep the momentum and engagement of our society, while maintaining the plans for the 2022 physical EFITA conference, this conference and its format are planned as a response to the unpredictable situation created by the COVID-19.
This event is an opportunity to bring together engineers, scientists, technicians, aca-demics and industry people in a new way to exchange knowledge, ideas, to present innovations and to discuss the state-of-the-art and future use of ICT in the agri-food sector and bio-resources production sectors.
Contact: Dionysis BOCHTIS
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Sensing and Perception Systems for Situational Awareness of Agricultural Robotic Vehicles
This Special Issue invites original submissions addressing the study and development of sensing and perception systems to endow an agricultural vehicle with cognitive abilities to safely navigate and interact with its operational environment, with workers or other robots, as well as articles dealing with the study and development of novel data analysis techniques for crop assessment, recognition of condition using data acquired by agricultural robotic platforms, and any other relevant application of such technologies in crops and animal husbandry.
Papers providing experimental evidence in the field and involving the integration of different disciplines such as engineering, mathematics/statistics, occupational safety and health, human–machine interface and ergonomics, and environmental and computer science are particularly encouraged. Contributions focusing on the development of agricultural robotic technologies to achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals, such as securing healthy and sustainable food and safe working conditions and overcoming and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic are welcome.
You can have a look at the following link for complete description of the special issue.
As you see the topics included into the special issue are quite large to accommodate manuscripts on sensors, remote sensing, robotics, health and safety and many related subjects.
Contact: Eugenio CAVALLO, PhD
Istituto per le Macchine Agricole e Movimento Terra/Institute for Agricultural and Earth-Moving Machines
Are light autonomous robots the answer to soil compaction?
Soil compaction has become a major issue in crop farming in recent years. Saving soils is a hot topic all over the world. The differences in yields, depending on good or bad soil management, can equate to 10-15%.
Digital Plant Protection with iMETOS
Digital Plant Protection helps farmers achieve bigger and better-quality yield at a lower cost.
Business: Raven opens campus for precision and autonomous agriculture
Raven will open a new location near Regina, SK as Raven Applied Technology’s Canadian Headquarters.
Farmers are Installing Drainage Pipe and it is Simple
Farmers are installing their own drainage pipes. Soil-Max offers a variety of plow sizes to fit a variety of tractors. Using RTK GPS and Ag Leader grade control, farmers can install drainage pipes in their fields for a fraction of the cost. The GPS controlled tile plow offers freedom and flexibility to farmers. See soilmax.com
Good old days (?????): Sons of the Land by Sir George Clausen
Spraying apps: Syngenta spraying assistant app adds agronomy factors
Syngenta's upgraded sprayer app integrates agronomy advice to enhance sprayer set-up decisions. See futurefarming.com
Crop science: U.S. corn crop’s growing sensitivity to drought revealed
Soil sensitivity to drought has increased significantly in the U.S. corn belt.
Crop imagery: Skippy Scout app now analyses crop images
Drone Ag's Skippy Scout app can now also analyse, not just collect, crop images.
Soil science: How fertile can Martian soils be?
University of Georgia geologists developed artificial soils that mimic materials found on Mars.
Good old days (?????): La fileuse par Léon Augustin Lhermitte - musée national des Beaux-Arts (Buenos Aires, Argentine)
The Yield Lab LATAM talks accelerators in the time of Covid-19 as it announces newest cohort, AFN, by Lauren Stine
Turn your livestock into an operation transparent and worry-free
Contributing to Crop Protection
Precise, tracked, efficient and transparent application of Fertilizers and Pesticides.
Telus Agriculture launches with 7 acquisitions and more on the menu Breaking! AFN, by Lauren Stine
- AFS Technologies (US) – Supply chain management platform (previously acquired Exceedra and Ignition)
- AGIntegrated (US) – API integration
- Agrian – (US) – Management platform for precision ag, agronomy, analytics, and compliance
- Decisive Farming (Canada) – Precision agronomy and farm management expertise
- Farm At Hand (Canada) – Farm management software
- Muddy Boots (UK) – Farm-to-food traceability and supply chain management
- TKXS (US) – Custom data and program management
Walmart scraps plan to have Bossa Nova robots scan shelves, The Wall Street Journal, by Sarah Nassauer
Retailer ends contract with robotics company after seeing similar results from workers grabbing online orders during pandemic
Good old days (?????): Lavandières de la Touques de Eugène Boudin
Gene editing and new EU regulations urgently needed
The Union of European Academies for Sciences applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA) claims “that the Directive 2001/18 / EC has become unsuitable due to advances in scientific knowledge and recent technical advances such as genome editing and urges the E U Governance to review and adjust the European regulations on GMO’s to recent scientific Progress”.
“Europe’s Energy: a victim of clerical betrayal?” Interview with B. Durand and J.P. Riou
Bernard Durand and Jean Pierre Riou, energy experts and authors of numerous articles in our columns, have just written “The treason of the clerics”, a voluminous working document on the perverse effects of the development of intermittent renewable electricity (iREl), which in Europe consist notably of wind power and photovoltaics. This 107-page document, accompanied by 30 pages of notes and references, aims to bring together the best sources to highlight the contradictions and dead ends of the various aspects of European energy policy. The two authors answer our questions here.
Two Irishmen were driving home one night when one asked the other to check if the car's indicators are working.
He promptly sticks his head out the window and says: "Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no."
Good old days (?????): Lavandières de Loguivy de la mer (Ploubazlanec, Côte d'Armor, France)
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A man, shocked by how his buddy is dressed, asks him:
“How long have you been wearing that bra?”
The friend replies:
“Ever since my wife found it in the glove compartment.”
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