The Savoir faire collection includes technical monographs for professional use. The works are intended to be exhaustive, and cover every aspect relating to the topic covered. They are reference tools geared towards professionals-public service and local authority staff, farmers, foresters, livestock farmers, fishermen and fish farmers, etc-and their supervisory bodies.
It follows on from the following collections: Techniques (Cirad), Du labo au terrain (Inra), Hydrobiologie et aquaculture (Inra).
Ranging from the establishment of indicators for urban planning to the measurement of coal stocks and including legal and economic instruments for soil protection, this book from the Gessol programme summarises the latest biotechnical and general knowledge on the subject. It underscores the importance of sustainable land management among global challenges and identifies possible levers of action.
Based on a presentation of agro-ecology principles and how they are applied to crop protection, this book analyses several full-scale participative experiments in a variety of contexts. It draws concrete recommendations from them for all temperate and tropical cropping systems, genuine keys in this sought-after agro-ecological transition.
This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
The book presents the different approaches to preserving the quality of grain stored in silos and legally authorised plant protection products. It explains what becomes of pesticides throughout the different stages of grain processing and proposes strategies for the integrated protection of grain stocks minimising the use of chemicals.
This very comprehensive book reviews rennet and its substitutes used in cheese-making: definition, production methods, use criteria, official analyses, French regulations and traceability of coagulant preparations. It will be of interest to dairy manufacturers, cheese-makers, specialist schools and administrative departments dealing with product traceability and labelling.
Pesticides are today the subject of considerable environmental issues. This work presents the outcome of fifteen years of research financed by the French Ministry of Ecology on the reduction in environmental risks from using pesticides. It emphasises especially the transfer of results to support public decisions.
The cockle is a major sentinel species in the operation of coastal ecosystems. This book addresses the state of knowledge on the deposits, reproduction cycle, health issues, regulatory provisions, stock control and the resulting operating possibilities. It is targeting scientists, ecologists and managers. Fishermen, naturalists and marine biology students will also find it a source of useful information.
Metagenomics has followed the genomics era and invaded the domain of biology. Studying the genetic content of a sample from a complex environment (intestine, ocean, soils, air, etc.) found in Nature (as opposed to samples cultivated in a laboratory), it produces vast quantities of data very quickly that require considerable computer processing to draw out the information. The aim of this work is to enlighten non-specialist scientific professionals on the possibilities offered by this tool to explore the various domains of agriculture, environment, food-processing and health by analysing living organisms.
The impact of different methods of cultivating the soil (tillage, direct drilling) on the environment and soil states, on the biodiversity or on the climate are the subject of occasionally heated debates but which lack sufficient scientific and technical information. What can we learn from the most recent investigations on the subject? Which innovations are currently taking shape? This work summarises the most recent knowledge in this area.
This work tells the story of the clementine and summarises current knowledge (origin, distribution, varieties, fruit stock, market evolution, physiology, biotic and abiotic diseases, pests, etc.). It also suggests cropping schemes for designing and managing an orchard, from the propagation of seedlings up to the packaging of fruit including crop protection methods and cultivation techniques.