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EFITA newsletter / 919 – European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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édition de "Du côté du web et de l’informatique
agricole 09 / 2020" du 27 février 2020
From AgFunder with love: Global agri-foodtech funding reaches $19.8bn
in 2019, by Richard Martyn-Hemphill
Discover the testimonials of the @Center for Robot-Assisted Search and
Rescue executives on how they have been using drones and robots in emergency
management around the world
From hurricanes to missing people’s cases, they are able to optimize
time, safety, costs, efficiency, mapping and automation thanks to ANAFI
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit
March 16, San Francisco
World AgriTech Innovation Summit
March 17-18, San Francisco
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From conference traveller to tree planter
Gabriel Waksman (my brother – Guy W.) found a personal way to overcome his
eco-anxiety and combat his carbon emissions — by planting native woodlands.
Good old days (?????): Ramasseuse de fagots et son enfant dans la neige
par Jules Breton
IoF2020 Meat Trial Update
Our new meat trial update is out. In this edition, we cover the tracking
and monitoring of cattle throughout their life span and the potential of
ICT innovations for pig producers. We also feature the revolutionary business
case development of smart feed silos to help farmers improve feed timing,
cut cost and decrease labor in Use Case 5.5. In this newsletter we also
present you with:
– A foreword by Jarissa Maselyne, our
Meat Trial Ecosystem Chair,
– A collection of updates
from other trials,
– A series of upcoming events,
Good old days (?????): Dans les champs par Jules Dupré
Intello Labs, the computer visionaries of food quality control
For most shoppers, it is easy to spot the squelchy, sad-looking tomatoes
marooned on the back of the shelf. Subtle traits in color, feel, smell,
or texture swiftly drive reactions like, “ah, well: they’re discounted and
still edible; I guess I’ll still buy them,” or, “it’s definitely past its
best, so I’ll find another batch somewhere else,” or even, “those tomatoes
are so awful, you can’t even throw them at a medieval criminal languishing
in the stocks; this is the last time I shop here.”
NetBeat’s Dynamic Crop Models algorithms that monitor plant development
and provide relevant recommendations for more than 20 different crops
Netafim’s Dynamic Crop Models™, part of the NetBeat™ offering, is a groundbreaking
decision support system for growers, rich with over 50 years of unmatched
agronomic knowledge and experience.
In-field sensor amalgamates growth metrics
California company Arable tries to make weather, crop, and soil data more
accessible and actionable.
Kubota invests in robot manufacturer Abundant Robotics
Through the investment Kubota intends to contribute to labor-saving and
John Deere reduces fertiliser costs with ExactRate
John Deere ExactRate precisely monitors and controls the application of
liquid fertilizer during planting.
Irrigation app to increase water-use efficiency
A new mobile app and irrigation management system is to help cotton growers
increase water-use efficiency.
New technology to identify plant pathogen strains
Scientists at Virginia Tech used genetic sequencing technologies to identify
diseases in crops.
Expert opinion: Why connecting AgTech systems is so hard
We do need to be better at it and stop making it complicated, says Nathan
Today and yesterday airplanes
Bayer chairman quits as Roundup settlement talks progress, by Ludwig
Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or
ethnicity, marking more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when 3% of
newlyweds were intermarried, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis
of U.S. Census Bureau data. In that year, the U.S. Supreme Court in the
Loving v. Virginia case ruled that marriage across racial lines was legal
throughout the country. Until this ruling, interracial marriages were
forbidden in many states.
Good old days (?????): Pauvre Fauvette par Jules Bastien Lepage (1881),
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Glasgow, UK)
Rain in Chelm (Jewish joke)
Two men of Chelm went out for a walk, when suddenly it began to rain.
“Quick,” said one. “Open your umbrella.”
“It won’t help,” said his friend. “My umbrella is full of holes.”
“Then why did you bring it?”
“I didn’t think it would rain!”
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