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Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique (GRAB)

{Organization} GRAB: Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique (GRAB). [Organice Farming Research Group.] Organization Leader(s): Bertrand, Cyril.

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Online at: http://grab.agriculturebio.org

Summary

Research and innovation in Organic Farming.
Missions :
Farming system improvment in organic agriculture :
• Research and experimentation programs.
• Dissemination of technical information.
• Technical expertise in organic farming.
Research Programs :
Agronomic efficiency and preservation of the environment.
• Pests and diseases control : IPM, resistant varieties, agronomic strategies, organic pesticides…
• Improvment of soil fertility : tillage management, fertility diagnosis...
• Improvment of biodiversity : hedges composition, rows of flowers, Ecological reservoir zone...
• Organic systems management : Biodegradable mulchs, semi extensive orchard, varieties adapted to organic systems…
People and Infrastructure :
• 12 researchers and technicians experts in their field of competence.
• An experimental farm.
• A large network of organic farms for on-farm trials.
• 2 Laboratories.
Knowledge transfert :
• Organization of national symposia (with ITAB).
• Participation to national and international symposia.
• Meetings in the fields with farmers and technicians.
• Publication in national journals.
• Publication of technical notes and books.
• Farmers and students training in universities.
Scientific and technical partners :
• National and international research institutes (INRA…).
• Technical institutes : ITAB, ITV, CTIFL, ITEIPMAI...
• Universities.
• National, regional and local groups of organic farmers.
Financial partners :
UE, french ministry of agriculture, french ministry of environment, regional council, Agence de l’eau, firms...


EPrint Type:Organization description
Type of Organization:Private research institute
Keywords:protection des cultures, bioologique, experimentation, soil management
Research affiliation: France > GRAB - Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture biologique
European Union > Blight-Mop
European Union > REPCO
Acronym:GRAB
Location:Site Agroparc
PO box 1222
84911 AVIGNON cedex9
FRANCE
Deposited By: Le Pichon, Vianney
ID Code:6825
Deposited On:09 Jan 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32

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