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Les pratiques agricoles a la loupe

An up-close look at agricultural practices

Towards multi-performance agriculture


C. Huyghe, B. Coudurier, J. Boiffin, J. Peyraud, F. Jeuland, N. Urruty, H. Guyomard

Edition 2017

This book analyses the impact that agricultural practices have on the productive, economic, environmental and social performance of metropolitan agriculture in France. It addresses a variety of topics such as tilling techniques, fertilisation, plant protection and animal health, plant and animal breeding, animal husbandry and the selection of agricultural equipment; an up-close look at over 200 agricultural practices divided into 15 categories.


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Le cotonnier

Cotton plant


J. Gourlot, M. Crétenet

Edition 2016

This book deals with conditions and management methods for growing cotton in Africa, from seed to product use. It suggests agricultural practices and recommendations for the future, thereby helping to improve production of the cotton crop and the quality of its products. It is intended for all field professionals.


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Sauver les plantes pour sauver l'humanité

Sauver les plantes pour sauver l'humanité


L. Urban, I. Urban

Edition 2015

Notre nourriture, l'air que nous respirons, notre survie en général dépendent, directement ou indirectement des plantes. Or, le changement climatique en cours et les multiples agressions dont sont victimes les plantes cultivées affectent leur croissance et leur potentiel productif. Afin de répondre aux défis actuels, les auteurs proposent ici des solutions qui tirent parti des fantastiques capacités d’adaptation de la nature.


Diffusion/Distribution libraires exclusive : Belin Diffusion


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Comprendre l'amelioration des plantes

Understanding the Improvement of Plants

Breeding Challenges, Methods, Objectives and Criteria


A. Gallais

Edition 2015

What are its socio-economic challenges (nourish the planet, protect the environment, adapt to climate change, organise the seed industry)? What tools and methods are used? How are the main traits selected and improved? The work answers these questions and ends by assessing what plant breeding has brought to farmers, consumers, the industry and society.


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Plantes génétiquement modifiées, menace ou espoir ?

Genetically-Modified Plants, threat or Hope?


J. Pernollet

Edition 2015

The French Academy of Agriculture expresses its views here on genetically-modified plants through a dozen or so key scientific, agronomic, economic, legal and sociological questions that are being discussed in society, where the answers are neither simple nor obvious.


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Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

Herbicide-tolerant Plant Varieties

A Sustainable Weedkilling Tool?


Ouvrage collectif

Edition 2014

So-called "herbicide-tolerant" varieties of sunflower and oilseed rape have been introduced in France since 2009. Intended to make weedkilling easy, these varieties resist a given herbicide, meaning theoretically that the herbicide can be applied without risk to the crop. Cultivating such varieties has sparked social protest, resulting in herbicide-tolerant sunflower crops being denounced and pulled up as "hidden GMO". In this context, the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have requested Inra and CNRS to report on available knowledge on all impacts of cultivating these varieties.


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Can We Live Without GMO?

Can We Live Without GMO?

Sixty Keys for Understanding Plant Biotechnology


G. Pelletier, Y. Dattée

Edition 2014

Faced with a growing world population, agriculture should increase its productivity whilst protecting the environment. Plant biotechnology has been part of our everyday life for more than forty years, and can be mobilised to produce more and better. How can new varieties be bred quickly? Are genetically modified plants virus-resistant? Could the plants be made more tolerant to excessive salt or cold? Why do certain plant biotechnologies, like transgenesis, meet with harsh reception? The authors are addressing here a sensitive news topic to meet the demand of citizens for more comprehensive information.


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From Domestication to Transgenesis

From Domestication to Transgenesis

Changing methods and tools for genetic plant improvement


A. Gallais

Edition 2013

Genetic plant improvement aims to unite in a same genotype the variety and the maximum number of favourable genes for the traits to be improved. But which tools are used to achieve this? This book answers this question and shows that, since domestication, plant breeding has always been governed by genetic engineering.


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Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture

Cultivating Biodiversity to Transform Agriculture


E. Hainzelin

Edition 2013

How can cultivated plant biodiversity contribute to the transformation and the "ecologisation" of agriculture in Southern countries? Based on extensive field work in the Southern countries, a great deal of scientific progress is presented in all areas affecting agriculture (agronomy, plant breeding and crop protection, cultivation systems, etc.) in order to intensify the ecological processes in cultivated plots and at the scale of rural landscapes.


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Seeds

Seeds


M. Turner, H. Feyt

Edition 2013

A complete guide on seed production and distribution in tropical regions: technical aspects and organisation of seed production, basic principles for plant improvement and seed biology, management of operations relating to seed production, harvesting and post-harvest conditioning. It also deals with rules for placing on the market of seed and the management of seed breeding companies.


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