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Crop varieties and improvement



Les plantes

Plants

70 keys to understanding plants


F. Couplan

Edition 2017

Why does a plant root grow downwards and the stem upwards? How can sap rise to the top of a tree? Is the daisy a flower? Can you make clothes with plants? Why do we no longer eat wild plants? Is global warming going to make plants disappear? This book proposes seventy questions through which we can rediscover plants with delight.


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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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Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms

Footprint of intellectual rights on living organisms


M. Hermitte

Edition 2016

This book discusses how living resources are protected legally in France. It starts by tracing the history of intellectual rights and conditions for patenting inventions. It then focuses on how the processing industries have become interested in living organisms (from seeds to biotechnologies). Lastly, it looks into how the public authorities have intervened in the legal process, thus creating piece-meal systems on the right of living organisms.


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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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L'indispensable guide de l'amoureux des fleurs sauvages

L'indispensable guide de l'amoureux des fleurs sauvages


G. Guillot, G. Eyssartier

Edition 2016

Ce guide pratique et très simple à utiliser est le compagnon idéal du promeneur curieux des fleurs sauvages. Il permet de reconnaître sans erreur plus de 300 plantes, parmi les plus belles et les plus courantes de la flore de France et des pays limitrophes.


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L'herbier Vilmorin

L'herbier Vilmorin

Deux siècles de passion pour les plantes comestibles et d'ornement


C. Laurent, J. Von Saurma

Edition 2015

Pendant plus de 200 ans et sur six générations, la famille Vilmorin est à la pointe de la recherche agronomique et horticole en France et dans le monde. Pour leurs travaux et par passion pour les végétaux, les Vilmorin constituent un herbier étonnant, le seul du genre arrivé jusqu’à nous en Europe. Ce livre raconte la contribution exceptionnelle des Vilmorin à l’évolution des plantes comestibles et d’ornement. Il est illustré d’une centaine de planches, parmi les plus belles de cet herbier remarquable.


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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.


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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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Le quinoa, les enjeux d'une conquête

Quinoa, Challenges of a Conquest


D. Bazile

Edition 2015

What happens when a plant that has been cultivated for centuries far from the preoccupations of international trade crosses the oceans, appears on market stalls and fills our diversity-seeking plates? In a few decades, the extremely high nutritional value of quinoa has placed this plant among the major global food crops. This happened with the potato 250 years ago and rice a little less than a century. The author gives us a chance to wonder about what is taking place on our plates, on the agricultural models induced by our food consumption and on the biodiversity that can thus be maintained for the years to come.


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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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