• Towards the improved resistance of melon varieties to aphids

    The melon is an economically important crop at a global scale but it is subject to attacks by aphids that have become resistant to most insecticides.  By exploring different gene pools, INRA researchers in Avignon have revealed new sources of resistance in the melon that could result in the development of better performing varieties.

  • EMBA: a network to structure research on biological control

    A new network, named EMBA (Ecological Management of Bioagressors in Agroecosystems), was launched recently.  This network, affiliated to INRA's Plant Health and Environment Division (SPE), aims to structure research focused on the biocontrol of pests that affect cultivated plants.

  • Four new poplar cultivars registered in the French official catalogue

    The fruit of more than ten years of research, four new poplar cultivars have been on the market since the spring of 2014. They have resulted from work by the Poplar Scientific Interest Group (GIS Peuplier) of actors in the sector who include two INRA research units attached to the Orléans1 and Nancy2  Research Centres, IRSTEA3 and the FCBA Technical Institute4 .

  • Adoption of eco-innovations by French companies

    A research team has analysed the factors that influence the adoption of eco-innovations by French industrial firms.  This work has revealed the structuring role of the internal characteristics of the company, its strategic profile (costs, response to demand and regulations) and the influence of its external environment.

  • Innovation in dairy products

    Work carried out by the Joint Research Unit for Food Process Engineering (GENIAL) in the context of a CIFRE thesis project has highlighted the mechanisms that govern the structuring of a dairy product enriched with a polysaccharide. These findings open the way towards the controlled design of new textures while at the same time enabling a review of manufacturing processes.

14 Nov 2014
Sur la  ROUTE  à vélo. © inra, FORMISANO Sophie

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

The moral licensing effect, where individuals grant themselves permission for non-virtuous behaviours after carrying out good deeds. 

21 Nov 2014
Troupeau de vaches allaitantes et leurs veaux dans un élevage familial de la région des  PAMPAS , au sud du Brésil.. © @INRA, MEURET Michel

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

Decision-support tools now available for the selection of beef cattle

23 Dec 2014
Petits pains au lait. © @INRA, Inra

Informing consumers rather than taxing products: the case of palm oil

To change the purchasing behaviour of consumers relative to a product, it is better to inform them than to tax this product.

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