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Volterra (Italy)

11 - 16 Feb 2018

. © INRA

Training Course on Agroecological Crop Protection

Agroecological Crop Protection (ACP) represents a new field of research and applications yet to be thoroughly studied and disseminated. In line with current objectives assigned to crop protection, ACP creates a breakthrough in cropping system design and in the management of interstitial spaces, switching from agrochemistry to agroecology. This training course will propose practical recommendations to help facilitate the agroecological transition.

Updated on 12/14/2017
Published on 07/19/2017

Agroecological Crop Protection is the underlying framework of this training course: review of the principles of ACP, critical analysis of the evolution of crop protection, and results of participatory experiments under various production systems.

Particular attention will be paid to the role of modelling approaches in designing agroecological cropping systems based on ACP, as well as on activities in this new context, with specific reference to researchers (e.g. new knowledge to be acquired, multicriteria evaluation, inter-disciplinarity).

Finally, this training Course will propose practical recommendations to help implement the agroecological transition, for temperate as well as tropical agroecosystems.

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> to apply, please send a CV and a letter of motivation to: camilla.moonen@santannapisa.it.

Teachers: Jean-Noël Aubertot (INRA, Toulouse, France), Paolo Barberi (Institute of Life Sciences, Italy), Nick Birch (The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland), Jean-Philippe Deguine (CIRAD, La Réunion, France), François-Régis Goaebel (CIRAD, Montpellier, France), Jay-Ram Lamichhane (INRA, Toulouse, France), Camilla Moonen (Institute of Life Sciences, Italy), Alain Ratnadass (CIRAD, La Réunion, France), Kris Wyckhuys (CIAT, Hanoï, Vietnam).