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Some examples of recent publications from the Agronomy joint research unit

The complete list of UMR Agronomy publications (scientific and technical publications, books and book chapters, research and expert reports, theses and HDR) is available on the HAL open archive.

Photo: © Margot Leclère INRAE

A diversity of On-Farm Experimentation practices and associated farmer-researcher relationships

Experimentation conducted by or with agronomists on farmers' farms is not a fixed methodology, and even less a one-size-fits-all one. There is a wide...
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habitations à promixité de zones agricoles, cliché Christophe Maitre, INRAE

Residents' exposure to pesticides: how close are agricultural areas to residential buildings in France?

In a decree issued in 2019, the French government defined mandatory pesticide-free buffer zones near residential buildings in order to limit the...
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Photo of a bird exclusion cage placed from February to June on an oilseed rape field, and photo of a western yellow wagtail

The role of birds in the regulation of insects in arable crops

In arable crops, birds often occupy the highest position in the food chain, feeding on pests (phytophagous insects that attack crops) and their...
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Spatial distribution of monitored plots (winter wheat, winter barley, maize, rape, sugar beet and potato)

Effects of landscape characteristics on crop pests

Landscape management is often seen as one of the levers to be used to improve pest management. However, the complexity of interactions makes it...
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Tour de plaine avec les agriculteurs. Photo Margot Leclère © INRAE

Diagnosis of camelina seed yield and quality through an on-farm experimental network

This paper focuses on characterising the variability of camelina yield and quality gains under different pedoclimatic conditions in northern France...
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Design as a source of renewal in the production of scientific knowledge in crop science

Quentin Toffolini, Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy, Jean-Marc Meynard, Julie Borg, Jérôme Enjalbert, Arnaud Gauffreteau, Isabelle Goldringer, Amélie...
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Five steps of the participatory approach balancing between individual (steps (1) and (3)) and collective sessions (steps (2) and (4)). Each step presents output for co-designing groundwater-friendly farm management

A farmer-oriented method for co-designing groundwater-friendly farm management

Annabelle Richard, Marion Casagrande, Marie-Hélène Jeuffroy & Christophe David, 2020. Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 40, Article 26
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Participatory design workshop

Participatory design of agronomic scenarios for the reintroduction of legumes at a territory scale

Combining the richness of a participatory approach involving all the stakeholders of a territory with the power of simulation tools: this is the...
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Forecasting severe grape downy mildew attacks using machine learning.

Chen M, Brun F, Raynal M, Makowski D, 2020, PLoS ONE 15(3): e0230254
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Bean and triticale association

Farmers' innovations as a source of knowledge for redesign agricultural systems

The agro-ecological transition requires a profound and systemic transformation of agricultural practices. Among the candidate innovations,...
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