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15 Jan 2015

What conditions would favour a greater uptake of pulse farming

A Vitagora-accredited project is combining agronomy and social sciences to push the uptake of pulse farming in Europe.   The overall changes that agriculture is confronted with are leading more and more agronomists to advocate the integration of certain plants, in particular pulses, into crop systems.   This family of plants - including many  types of beans, lentils or chickpeas -  presents a number of advantages, especially from an environme…

07 Jan 2015

Phenotyping: high tech tools at the service of sustainable agriculture

Dijon's High-Speed Phenotyping Platform is a one its kind tool for carrying out non-destructive testing of plants in perfectly controlled conditions. A high-tech tool at the service of developing plant varietals perfectly adapted to changing climatic conditions.   Imagine a huge building, enclosing adjustable greenhouses and climate-controlled chambers within which thousands of plants are growing on automatic conveyer belts, under surveillance …

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