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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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Digital technologies are generally presented as a powerful lever for decarbonizing the agricultural sector, or even more broadly as tools to support agricultural transition(s), without always knowing what we’re going to put in them… A blind spot in this proposal, however, remains the carbon footprint of these digital tools themselves. Still barely mentioned in the Read more about Agritech’s Environmental footprint[…]
After a first generalized focus on carbon and a second on biodiversity, it looks like water will be the next guest on the podium. A United Nations conference on water was held in New York at the end of March 2023 (the last one was held 50 years ago) to mark World Water Day. The Read more about Water management and digital technologies in agriculture[…]
A white paper to classify digital tools in agriculture 🤔 How do you categorize digital technologies in agriculture? To tell you the truth, it’s a bit of a puzzle. Categorizing 10, 20 or even 50 tools – that’s still okay, we get by. When you start to get to 500, 1000 or even 1500, it’s Read more about Towards a classification of digital tools in agriculture[…]
After a previous report on interoperability and agricultural standards, I’m back with a new popularization work focused here on communication protocols in agriculture. This is an important subject where it is clear that few people really understand anything about it… If I talk to you about MQTT messaging protocol, communication via NB-IOT, Sigfox or LoRaWAN, Read more about Connected objects (IoT) and communication protocols in agriculture[…]
Everyone talks about weather stations, but it’s not easy to know where the market really stands. There are many station suppliers, the data sources are very varied, and the economic models associated with weather stations are of all kinds: sale of stations, station rentals, sale/rental to distributors, subscription to a station network, shared access to Read more about Connected weather stations in arboriculture[…]
Hello to all the readers! First of all, thank you very much if you read this post, it means that you visit this blog more or less regularly =) That’s already a good thing! You are nearly 300 visitors to spend daily on this blog. For rather technical and niche topics that revolve around digital Read more about ASPEXIT BLOG DOSSIER – Consideration of a move to a paid mode[…]
A short break from the classic files I write to return to my first love of spatialized data processing! This “small” dossier allows me to share and valorize the work done with a wine château during several vintages in a row. This chateau has the time and the means to collect high resolution data, but Read more about How to synthesize a history of vegetation maps on large parcels of land?[…]
Bzz, Bzz! The bee is THE great national cause of the year 2022 in France ! Yes, it is, I swear. The bee was in the spotlight but you certainly didn’t know about it… The latest IPBES reports on biodiversity (please tell me you’ve at least heard of this acronym) are, without much surprise, ever Read more about Digital & Beekeeping: promises for beekeeping production and environmental biomonitoring[…]
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[…]
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?[…]