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In Bretenière, a European Parliament committee commends INRA’s expertise in reducing pesticide use

On 19 September 2018, twenty representatives from the Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides (PEST) of the European Parliament visited INRA’s Époisses Experimental Farm in Bretenière, France.  Chaired by the French Member of the European Parliament Eric Andrieu, the committee’s objective is to review the research conducted to reduce pesticide use in agriculture.

During the site visit, Pascal Marget (Époisses Experimental Unit) presents the 120 hectares used to conduct research in agroecology under real crop conditions
By Ludovic Piquemal
Updated on 10/12/2018
Published on 10/02/2018

The Agroecology Unit and the Époisses Experimental Unit of the INRA Research Centre of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté are at the forefront of research in reducing pesticide use in agriculture. Several INRA researchers presented their research to the delegation.

During the site visit, Pascal Marget (Époisses Experimental Unit) presents the 120 hectares used to conduct research in agroecology under real crop conditions.
During the site visit, Pascal Marget (Époisses Experimental Unit) presents the 120 hectares used to conduct research in agroecology under real crop conditions.

Vincent Cellier (Époisses Experimental Unit) explains the goals of the Res0Pest Project which he is coordinating: designing and experimenting zero pesticide crop systems in different production situations, by assessing agronomic, economic, environmental and social performances.. © INRA
Vincent Cellier (Époisses Experimental Unit) explains the goals of the Res0Pest Project which he is coordinating: designing and experimenting zero pesticide crop systems in different production situations, by assessing agronomic, economic, environmental and social performances. © INRA

Nicolas Munier-Jolain (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) explains how reducing the use of pesticides does not necessarily lead to a decrease in the economic efficiency of farms .. © INRA
Nicolas Munier-Jolain (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) explains how reducing the use of pesticides does not necessarily lead to a decrease in the economic efficiency of farms . © INRA

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Stéphane Cordeau (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) explains how the Époisses Experimental Farm is gradually turning into an experimental platform in agroecology at different scales.. © INRA
Stéphane Cordeau (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) explains how the Époisses Experimental Farm is gradually turning into an experimental platform in agroecology at different scales. © INRA

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The research conducted by Fabrice Martin-Laurent (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) aims at assessing the effect of pesticides on soil microorganisms.. © INRA
The research conducted by Fabrice Martin-Laurent (Agroecology Joint Research Unit) aims at assessing the effect of pesticides on soil microorganisms. © INRA

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