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Plant defense stimulators

The 26th September was an important date in terms of dissemination and communication for the Mixed Technology Network ELICITRA.
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Light on prospective in genetics

Kernza is the name of an North-American grass currently being tested in France. Unlike the USA the choice is to add this new species in the rotation over a period of about three years. Obviously she does not develop disease over 10 years, probably providing original and durable resistance genes.
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Les Culturales 2018 10 000 attendees for key meetings !

The 13th Culturales have just closed their doors at L'Isle-Jourdain in the Gers. This open-field fair kept its promises despite a stormy weather.
The heavy rainfall just before the opening of the show made the preparation epic, forcing ARVALIS teams, 44 partners and 250 exhibitors to work twice as hard to offer an exceptional showcase to 10,000 visitors.
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Designing the farm of tomorrow through digital technologies

Agriculture lends itself perfectly to the application of new digital technologies. Given the growing number of initiatives and connected tools and services available to farmers or under development, ARVALIS Institut du végétal, in partnership with other research institutes ACTA, IDELE, ITB and Terres Inovia, decided to transform two of its experimental farms (Boigneville, near Paris, and Saint Hilaire en Woëvre in north-eastern France) into DIGIFERMES® (a certification scheme created in 2015).
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RUSTWATCH H2020 project

ARVALIS is proud to be part of the Rustwatch H2020 project which aims at developing a European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases. The Kick-off meeting of the project was hold in Copenhagen on 6th and 7th June.

Choice of cover crops

Find the ideal cover crop in a few clicks from your location in France and according to a dozen criteria: fodder value, nitrogen supply, slug appetite, agrifaune cover crops, etc ...


Miscellaneous & former news

ARVALIS participates in the European ReMIX project: Redesigning European cropping systems based on species MIXtures

The ReMIX project, funded with 5 million € by the EU in the frame of the Horizon 2020 programme, will produce new knowledge both for conventional and organic agricultural systems, through a 4-year collaborative research programme.
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ARVALIS participates in a new European project under INTERREG North West Europe aiming to preserve nutrients in agroecosystems

ReNu2Farm : Nutrient Recycling – from pilot production to farms and fields
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Norbert BENAMOU is the new General Manager of ARVALIS - Institut du vegetal

Anne-Claire VIAL, President of ARVALIS, has appointed Mr. Norbert BENAMOU to the general direction of the institute. He succeeds Jacques MATHIEU, who is retiring. This change in the direction of the Institute, presented to the Board of Directors last October, took effect on January 8, 2018.
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Anne-Claire VIAL succeeds Christophe TERRAIN as president of ARVALIS – Institut du végétal

Anne-Claire VIAL is a farmer in the South East of France, and hitherto vice-president of the institute.
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Opening of the pre-harversting phase of the IoF2020 Open Call

The pre-harvesting phase helps the participants to answer eventual questions they might have regarding the call modalities and provides guidance on the most suitable approach to describe their individual project idea.
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API-AGRO : technical institutes in start-up mode

The API-AGRO platform launched by the technical institutes (ACTA) now federates the main French stakeholders of the ecosystem in research and innovation around a shared data platform.
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Helping European agriculture to tackle water and nutrient limitations : new European project started

ARVALIS is participating in the European project SolACE funded by the Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims at generating solutions that combine novel crop varieties and management innovations to improve water and nutrient use efficiency.
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Smart-AKIS is the Thematic Network on Smart Farming funded by Horizon 2020 and backed up by EIP-AGRI

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Kick-off meeting of the H2020 NEFERTITI project: Innovation in Demo Farms !

ARVALIS is part of the European project NEFERTITI which has been selected for a grant from the European Commission to improve and foster the exchange of knowledge with farmers and ag actors in order to boost innovation uptake. The Institute is specifically involved in the thematic network dedicated to arable crops and precision farming.
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600 participants at the first PHLOEME Conference in Paris

Research and innovation are two of the drivers that will help the cereal sector to cope with the transition it must face. The 600 delegates attending the PHLOEME Conference held at the Cité des sciences in Paris on 24th and 25th January were able to talk and share their knowledge, with the common aim of facilitating the emergence of innovative solutions that will improve all the different aspects of cereal production systems performance. 
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