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EFITA newsletter / 571 - European Federation for Information Technology
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AFITA / WCCA conference
3 – 6 - September 2012 - TAIWAN
First international Controlled Traffic Farming conference
25 – 27 February 2013 - TOOWOOMBA, Australia
An increasing number of farmers in Europe but especially in Australia
use Controlled Traffic Farming to confine soil compaction to the least
possible area of permanent traffic lanes. The conference will run over
three days, with formal presentations in the mornings, farm visits on
the first two afternoons, and optional tours departing on the third afternoon.
ACTFA (the Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association) has already
organized seven national conferences in Australia. Opposed to these this
coming conference will take place during the Australian late summer, which
gives farmers from the northern hemisphere the opportunity to participate.
CTF Europe will coordinate an European delegation. Anybody can quite noncommittal
register their interest from the link below.
Contact: Hans Henrik PEDERSEN, CTF Europe
From the Precision Agriculture LinkedIn Group
> Marc-Antoine Parent: According to Farm Credit Canada, 29% of
Canadian farmers (compared to 33% of the Canadian population) own a smartphone!
6% own a tablet (compared to 3% of the 18+ population) and 36% of the
non-owner farmers expect to buy one within next two years.
> Jens Peter Hansen: A Danish survey around Christmas 2011 showed that
1 out of 5 farmers used smartphones. Among those, that expected to buy
a new mobile in Q1 2012, 50% expected to buy a smartphone. (n= +4.000)
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