Each of the poles is made up of technical workshops, animations and plant showcases in the field which will show all kinds of innovations in line with the centers of interest of the producers:
Food security area
Levers allowing the security of our productions and the technological and sanitary qualities required by the sectors
Plant health space: from seed to stored grain
Current and future agroecological means to manage bioaggressors. Functional biodiversity, genetic progress, biocontrol, innovative equipment (robots), organic farming systems will be highlighted.
Climate Change Area
- Adaptation levers allowing greater resilience of our cropping systems today and tomorrow
- Mitigation levers: carbon storage, reduction of GHG emissions, methanation
Plant nutrition area: from soil to digital control
Soil fertility and fertilization: levers for securing crop nutrition in a global context of interdependence on fertilizers. Soil conservation agriculture will have a dedicated pole in partnership with APAD
Organic Agriculture Division
All the essential themes for successful organic field crops will be covered: cropping systems and diversification, soil fertilization and fertility, weed management, choice of varieties, sorting. “We have chosen to concentrate information specific to organic farming in the organic division, but all the technical space can potentially be of interest to organic farmers. Just as the Organic Agriculture Center is obviously open to all visitors,” emphasizes Amélie Carrière, in charge of the AB program at Arvalis.
3 workshops will be covered within the cluster:
- A workshop will explore the construction of cropping systems and diversification, with species likely to lengthen the rotation and provide access to new outlets.
- The “soil fertilization and fertility” workshop with dedicated crop showcases, the presentation of the results of the Phosphobio project and a recognition game for Organic Waste Products that can be used in organic farming.
- The “organic weed management” workshop with cultivation displays, mechanical weeding equipment, the results of the Capable project on the management of dock and thistles and work on the germination potential of topped wild oats.