What is the most suitable seeding technique in increasingly dry post-harvest conditions? This is one of the objectives of a plant cover platform set up in Pas-de-Calais.
The Microbioterre project, which ended in 2021, has just released an interpretation guide for 12 relevant microbiological indicators.
Terres Inovia has just launched a new newsletter, R&D news of oilseeds and pulses in France. Aimed at an international audience and written in English, it informs about projects in which Terres Inovia is involved outside our borders.
Faced with the carbon challenge, Terres Inovia is studying the strength of different greenhouse gas mitigation levers in order to improve the carbon balance of the arable farming sector. A webinar was dedicated to this topic.
The soya consumed by French livestock farms comes mainly from exports or from the South-West. The high demand in the Grand-Ouest raises questions about the need to produce local soya to achieve protein autonomy in livestock farming. Furthermore, the north-west of France is well endowed with agri-food companies, some of which have a strong demand for French soya. There is interest in the creation and development of seed legumes (of which soya is one) for human consumption.
From 6 September, four new episodes of Feet in the Fields will be broadcast on Terres Inovia's YouTube channel. After rapeseed and protein crops, the web series features four farmers' testimonials on sunflower.
At the beginning of September, the International Ragweed Society, the international committee for the fight against ragweed, met in Budapest (Hungary). This human-sized conference gave the floor to some fifteen countries, including France with Terres Inovia, represented by Fanny Vuillemin, an expert in weeds and alternative weeding techniques.
The IOBC-ICOC conference in May 2022 provided an overview of the current state of knowledge on integrated pest management strategies for oilseed rape in Europe. The Institute's specialists were present.
Cap Protéines' objective is to improve the protein autonomy of the French farm, and in this context, it aims at a significant increase in soya surfaces.
As part of the Cap Protéines programme and after the great success of the first event in 2021, a second edition of the ideation competition called Cap Protéines Challenge 2 was launched yesterday, Thursday 15 September 2022. Contrary to last year, the target audience has been broadened and no longer exclusively concerns students, but also entrepreneurs, agricultural advisors, farmers, manufacturers, distributors, etc.
In Hauts-de-France, six observatories have been carried out for the 2021 and 2022 campaigns within the framework of Cap Protéines (winter peas, rapeseed, sunflower and soya). The Hauts-de-France is a region with a diversity of agricultural production. With such a wide range of crops, the place of soya in our crop rotation and its profitability in relation to other already profitable crops raises questions.
The September 2022 issue of Arvalis & Terres Inovia infos has just been published.
The high pressure of winter flea beetle and terminal bud weevil as well as insecticide resistance can put oilseed rape under pressure. The control of these two autumn pests relies primarily on a combination of agronomic levers to limit the use of available insecticides.
Vegepolys Valley, the Carnot Institutes Plant2Pro® and Qualiment® as well as Terres Univia organised a "Panorama des Protéines Végétales, Regards Croisés Entreprise / Recherche", a day which was the occasion to share the obstacles and the key factors of success and to encourage networking between actors of different horizons to draw up an inventory of the needs and solutions in the field of sourcing, functional, nutritional and culinary characterisation of plant proteins. Its main objective was to give impetus to a new dynamic for structuring the sector and collaboration around plant proteins.
The 8th international workshop on root diseases of pulses, co-organised by INRAE (Igepp, Rennes) and Terres Inovia, was held virtually from 23 to 26 August 2022.