NO, Precision Agriculture is not just for the rich!
YES, one can enormously improve one's practices with sober and frugal digital technologies!
NO, digital technology is not necessarily evil incarnate!
YES, I too am fed up with solely hearing about Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Block Chain.
NO, Precision Agriculture is not necessarily economically profitable (well, not until we put a price on the resources used and give sufficient financial incentives for environmental services rendered).
YES, the digital must serve agronomy and field expertise and must not and cannot replace them.
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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?[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
While La Tribune recently reported that French start-ups in the Agtech and Foodtech sector – meaning digital technologies applied to agriculture and agri-food – had raised no less than 560 million euros over the year 2020, putting France in first place in Europe and fifth place in the world in terms of investments, we now Read more about Agriculture & Digital: are we really going in the right direction?[…]
It is with great pleasure that we officially launch the first version of our free open-source platform that references digital tools in agriculture! We really enjoyed working on this platform and we tried to put our philosophy into it as much as possible. For those who have been able to accompany us in the past, Read more about Launch of our platform for referencing digital tools in agriculture[…]
Carbon is the only word on everyone’s lips. Finger-pointed as the evil of the moment – due to climate change – we almost forget that we are made of it. We should stop emitting it, transforming it or storing it – we don’t want it to show its face. And the subject is a hot Read more about The race for carbon 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[…]
In Precision Agriculture, the delimitation of within-field zones has become a fairly classic step in the processing chains of the services offered on the market (Figure 1). The creation of zones is mainly used to meet operational demands. These zones already simplify the reading of a Precision Agriculture map because it allows one to take Read more about More and more zoning : Classical zoning, Fuzzy Zoning, Constraint Zoning[…]
We propose, in Beta version, a set of R codes (more than forty) and a QGIS plugin to manipulate and process data acquired in the framework of Precision Agriculture. The R codes and the QGIS plugin can be retrieved from the Aspexit GitHub account. Remember to read the tutorials to learn how to retrieve the Read more about R codes to be used in QGIS and a QGIS plugin to work in Precision Agriculture[…]