• 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.

  • 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.

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

    Taking the case of palm oil, whose negative effects on the environment and health are condemned by some, researchers have shown in the laboratory that in order to change the purchasing behaviour of consumers relative to a product it is better to inform them than to tax this product. 

  • 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 .

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.

07 Nov 2014
Image of nodule formed by a Ralstonia solanacearum-derived clone (bactéria in blue)? . © @INRA, Marta Marchetti

Shape: the design of new plant symbionts?

The ANR Shape project led by INRA aims to elucidate certain key stages in the adaptive mechanisms underlying symbiosis. 

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