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N° 87
  November 2016  
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Results, innovations and transfer
CAPFLOR, agroecological support tool varied flora meadow design. © INRA
CAPFLOR, an agroecological tool for the design of multi-species grasslands

Capflor® is a decision-support tool that is freely available via the internet with a navigator from a computer, smartphone or tablet. It can recommend mixtures of forage species to be sown as a function of the pedoclimatic conditions of the plot and the use value intended by the farmer (cutting, grazing, mixed).

FHB symptoms in a field of wheat. © ARVALIS, Arvalis - Institut du végétal
Fusarium head blight monitored in the field by imaging

Breeding resistant varieties is one of the agronomic levers available to reduce the risk of fusarium in cereal crops.  To facilitate the work of breeders, INRA and its partners (Veodis 3D, Limagrain, Secobra Recherches, Agri-Obtentions) have developed a field phenotyping system that can efficiently and rapidly judge the behaviour of different varieties.

Institut Technique du Porc, station d'expérimentation nationale porcine de Romillé (35).Machine à fabriquer l'alimentation des porcs sous forme de soupe et tuyaux de distribution vers les stalles.. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
Evaluating the environmental impact of livestock feeds

ECOALIM is a database that contains information on the environmental impact of ingredients used for livestock feeds in France.  Intended for use by professionals in the sector, this database offers a tool to support the formulation of economically competitive eco-feeds.

Un projet de sélection participative mené par l’Inra a abouti à de nouvelles variétés de blé dur biologiques qui répondent à la fois aux besoins des artisans pastiers et aux exigences des industriels semouliers.
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Participative research to enable a dynamic organic durum wheat sector

The French production of organic durum wheat used to manufacture pasta is restricted by a lack of appropriate varieties, although demand continues to rise. To remove obstacles to meeting this demand, farmers, collection agencies, processors, consumers and INRA scientists have combined forces in the context of a participative breeding programme. Together, they have managed to breed the first varieties of organic durum wheat that meet  the needs of the short-channel artisan community and respond to the demands of the semolina industry.

Robot at the MetaGenoPolis high-throughput cloning-phenotyping platform. © INRA, NICOLAS Bertrand
Diabetes: when the microbiota causes insulin resistance

Do the bacteria in our gut influence insulin resistance and hence the onset of type 2 diabetes? Which bacteria are involved? How do they act? In the context of the MetaHIT1 consortium, an international team involving INRA scientists has for the first time demonstrated the impact of the microbiota on insulin resistance and revealed the principal bacterial species involved.  Their work, which has just been published in Nature, offers promising opportunities to reduce the incidence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

Our partners
eurocaroten. © eurocaroten
EUROCAROTEN – a European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health

The goal of EUROCAROTEN is to enhance competitiveness of the European agro-food industry and promote health by coordinating research on carotenoids. The two main partner scientists responsible for EUROCAROTEN in France are: Jean-François Landrier (UMR NORT, INRA-AMU) and Catherine Caris-Veyrat (UMR SQPOV, INRA-UAPV).

Fleurs et fruits de fraisier cultivé. © Inra, Béatrice Denoyes
GoodBerry, improving the competitiveness and quality of European berry fruit crops (strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant)

The INRA-Université de Bordeaux Joint Research Unit for Fruit Biology and Pathology has been carrying out over several decades numerous studies on fruit development, from flower initiation to berry ripeness. This expertise is now being exploited in the context of a European project designed to reinforce the European production of berry fruits in a context of climate change, by means of a study that takes account of genotype, environment and crop management interactions (GxExM).

Partnership arrangement
TWB and PILI partners for the production of bio-based and ecological dyes

Toulouse, 12 July 2016 - Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB), pre-industrial demonstrator, and PILI, company specialised in the bioproduction of renewable and ecological dyes, have started a collaboration. The aim is to reach the pilot scale of the industrial manufacturing process for a first dye.

Forest and soil. © INRA, Y. Bernardi
05-06 Dec 2016
2nd Global Soil Security Conference

Organisation: Ineris, Afes, INRA

ACSD 2016. © INRA
12-14 Dec 2016
International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Linking local and global dynamics

AC&SD 2016 will bring participants from all world regions to debate about the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Agricultural value chains form spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability connect and within which local and global actors experiment and negotiate innovative solutions.
Distinguished keynote speakers and up to 250 delegates, including key actors from developing countries and innovators from the field, are expected at the conference venue in Montpellier.

Executive Director: Philippe Mauguin
Editorial coordination: Odile Whitechurch
Chief Editor: Chantal Dorthe
Editorial Staff: Anne Frinault, Patricia Le Crenn, Jacques Le Rouzic, Anne Perraut
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