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.
Find all the digital tools applicable to agricultural production!
Connected objects (IoT) and communication protocols 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[…]
Connected weather stations in arboriculture
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[…]
ASPEXIT BLOG DOSSIER – Consideration of a move to a paid mode
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[…]
How to synthesize a history of vegetation maps on large parcels of land?
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?[…]
Digital & Beekeeping: promises for beekeeping production and environmental biomonitoring
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[…]
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[…]