The reasoning of nitrogen fertilization by digital tools: a rather fragile love affair

In 1913, Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch developed the Haber-Bosch process to industrialize the production of ammonia, which, in addition to its terrible use in the development of explosives during the First World War, was also used to synthesize nitrogen fertilizers for agricultural fertilization. For some, the massive use of nitrogen fertilizers will have saved Read more about The reasoning of nitrogen fertilization by digital tools: a rather fragile love affair[…]

Robotics in the field: where are we and where are we going?

Oh my god, we’re going to talk about robotics! Finally, an article where we can talk about technological innovation, agricultural (r)evolution – because the parenthesis around the “r” is super important – and the third way of agriculture! Yippee! So if this article doesn’t make the buzz, I don’t understand anything anymore! Too bad, spoiler Read more about Robotics in the field: where are we and where are we going?[…]

Panorama of agricultural robotics

Missed the Aspexit infographics? In preparation for my next dossier on agricultural robotics, here are two infographics on the robotics ecosystem in agriculture Terrestrial robots in plant production Robots in animal production These infographics have been built from the tools available on the directory of digital tools for agricultural production. Come and contribute to this Read more about Panorama of agricultural robotics[…]

Agrivoltaism – solar power to conquer agriculture?

I am of anthropic origin, very little is said about me, and everyone is convinced that they understand me perfectly. What am I? Climate change, of course! All the energy transition scenarios for 2050 in France (ADEME, RTE, negaWatt) assume a relatively large – if not exclusive – share of renewable energy in the French Read more about Agrivoltaism – solar power to conquer agriculture?[…]

Agricultural weather insurance undergoing reform

For most of us, insurance is not a very sexy subject to begin with; it makes many people cringe! I don’t know many people who enjoy contacting their insurer – except when something goes wrong – or dealing with their insurance contracts. But we still have a more or less close relationship with the insurance Read more about Agricultural weather insurance undergoing reform[…]

Profil de sol Agriculture de Conservation Aspexit

When soil conservation agriculture meets digital and precision agriculture

Foreword Here we are again for a new survey and monitoring work! Here, we promise to leave Ecophyto and the wine industry alone and to focus on an equally exciting subject: soil conservation agriculture. Why? Well, why not… An uncle who is a fervent advocate of conservation agriculture, a natural curiosity about a domain that Read more about When soil conservation agriculture meets digital and precision agriculture[…]

Suivi de l'action climatique - projections de réchauffement

The race for carbon in agriculture (2): a look back at COP26 in Glasgow

COP26 in Glasgow has passed. It is therefore time to add some information to the agricultural carbon dossier that I published at the beginning of summer 2021. In this dossier, I spoke at length about carbon storage in agricultural soils and I also introduced at some length notions about the carbon markets in place. This Read more about The race for carbon in agriculture (2): a look back at COP26 in Glasgow[…]

Limites des standards et de l'intéropérabilité en agriculture

Standards and data exchange in agriculture

All of our sciences and fields of work abound with norms, standards, and exchange formats. Agriculture is no exception to this (you will find in the appendix a list of organizations and institutions closely or remotely involved in standardization in agriculture). We need to exchange, collaborate, share data and information, so we need to speak Read more about Standards and data exchange in agriculture[…]

Le géo positionnementven agriculture

Geo-positioning in agriculture

As you are no doubt aware, geo-positioning has been a particularly powerful lever for many agricultural applications and crop itineraries. But are you clear on the extent of geo-positioning systems, tools and methods? If you’re French, you should be crazy about abbreviations – so hang on : GPS, GNSS, EGNOS, DOP, TTF, SBAS, LBAS, WAAS, Read more about Geo-positioning in agriculture[…]