• Shape: the design of new plant symbionts?

    The ecologically important symbiosis between rhizobia and legumes could constitute a promising pathway towards reducing dependence on nitrate fertilisers.  The ANR Shape project  led by INRA aims to elucidate certain key stages in the adaptive mechanisms underlying symbiosis. 

  • Self-licensing for non-virtuous behaviours after carrying out good deeds

    Researchers in the Joint Research Unit for Theoretical and Applied Economics - Montpellier (LAMETA) have used experimental economics tools to study the moral licensing effect, where individuals grant themselves permission for non-virtuous behaviours after carrying out good deeds.  

  • Towards the deployment of genomic selection for suckler cattle breeds in France

    Used since 2009 in the principal dairy cattle breeds, genomic selection could soon be used for beef cattle.  In the context of the ANR project GEMBAL, research scientists and engineers from INRA, UNCEIA  and IDELE have develop tools to predict the genetic value of suckler cattle.

23 Oct 2014
A cooling system for greenhouses using recycled water. © INRA

The coolbox: a greenhouse cooling system that uses recycled water

Scientists in the GAFL (PACA) have initiated a greenhouse cooling project that uses a water recycling system: the coolbox.

23 Oct 2014
INRA experimental fish farming in Monts d'Arée (PEIMA). © INRA, MAITRE Christophe

Using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to assess the sustainability of fish farms

A method to assess the environmental impacts of intensive or extensive fish farming systems

31 Oct 2014
Pl@ntNet: a mobile and collaborative application to identify plants from photos. © INRA

Pl@ntNet: a mobile and collaborative system for the identification of plants from images

Pl@ntNet, which is managed by the Joint Research Unit for Botany and Computational Plant Architecture (UMR AMAP) in Montpellier, can collect, analyse and synthesise data on temperate and tropical plants.

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