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Providing guidance to European public policies on fertilisation
Improving the absorption and reducing the loss of nutrients is a major challenge for agriculture. The originality of the Horizon Europe NutriBudget project is that it considers the problem from the plot level to the territory and the basin level. Within this framework, ARVALIS is characterising the performance of different practices, with multi-criteria evaluations.
Sowing cover crops, localising fertilisers, using methanation digestates from urban waste or other organic fertilisers from the circular economy... starting this autumn, ARVALIS will be scrutinising both regulated practices and innovative practices in terms of synthetic fertilisers.
Launch of the CARINA project to boost the sustainable diversification in EU farming systems
ARVALIS participates to an ambitious European project coordinated by ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA. It aims to to introduce new sustainable and diversified farming systems, integrating carinata and camelina crops.
ARVALIS will be actively involved in the design and multi-performance assessment (from technical, economic and environmental point of views) of these new cropping systems and the best practical ways to implement them, investigating in particular their interest for climate change adaptation and local bioeconomy.
Accelerating innovation in the field vegetable and potato sectors with crop sensors
Farmers can improve their production practices by experimenting in their own fields, but this can present challenges, and farmers are sometimes unsure how best to set up and manage their own experiments. The European project INNO-VEG aims to accelerate innovation in the field vegetable and potato sectors, by supporting farmers to carry out their own experiments, and demonstrating how crop sensors can be used for efficient data collection. INNO-VEG project partners Inagro, ADAS, Delphy and Arvalis shared results and experiences from the four year project at the final project event on 6 September hosted by Inagro in Belgium
Gender equality has been a core concern of ARVALIS' HR policy for several years
Law No. 2018-771 of September 5, 2018 specifies, among other things, the criteria used to qualify the situation of companies in this regard: gender pay gap by age, gap in the rate of individual increases, gap in the rate of promotions, percentage of female employees receiving a raise after returning from maternity leave, number of employees of the underrepresented gender among the 10 highest incomes, ...
UMT CAPTE workshop : phenotyping for improving vegetal crops
On the occasion of the UMT CAPTE international workshop, in Avignon and in webconference, more than 200 researchers, specialists and developers of sensor-based solutions exchanged on the latest technical advances and collectively drew the lines of work to improve plant phenotyping research under field conditions, mainly for whea, maize, sunflower and sugarbeet crops.
The Syppre initiative at its midpoint
The Syppre initiative aims to promote the development of farming businesses that achieve multicriteria performance, by encouraging innovation at cropping systems level. It is part of an overall sustainability objective through the implementation of agroecological practices tailored to the farms and their specific environments. At the halfway point of the initiative (2015-2025), we have the first results yielded by the experiments : after 3 seasons, environmental performance has improved.
Stéphane Jézéquel appointed Chief Scientific Officer of ARVALIS
Stéphane Jézéquel will take over as Scientific Director of ARVALIS - Institut du végétal on 1 January 2021 to replace Philippe Gate who is retiring.
An international competition to better count ears by image analysis
Data Scientists, hackers and scientists from around the world are invited to join forces to solve a new challenge! The challenge is to create a robust and accurate model capable of detecting wheat head from field images. This algorithm would have a broad impact for phenotyping research as well as practical benefits for wheat farmers in all countries. With a prize money of $15,000, this global challenge is co-organized in France by the UMT CAPTE (INRAEe - Arvalis - HIPHEN).
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