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VégéDurable 2

 

« The project VégéDurable 2 was selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) - England, co-funded by the ERDF. »

The vegetable sector faces new challenges: to produce better and to develop methods of production which are both environmentally and economically sustainable while at the same time meeting the requirements of the other end of the supply chain, and particularly of retailers who want to sell completely unblemished products. Vegetable production methods and agricultural systems in general are heavily dependent on inputs and natural resources:

  • The use of plant health products and fertilisers has been called into question since their impacts on the environment and on human health became widely known. Although the pollution was not caused primarily by the agricultural cultivation sector, vegetable growers have had to make major adjustments. The regulations governing the use of plant health products are more and more stringent and involve a reduction in the number of efficient products which receive authorisation.
  • As a result of increased pressure from population growth, increased use of water, and competition for the use of this resource as crop-growing becomes more and more intensive, is causing shortages in a number of areas of Europe.

 

Objective

In order to provide solutions to these challenges, the VégéDurable 2 project aims to develop and deliver vegetable production systems which are less dependent on the use of inputs and more respectful of the environment while at the same time fulfilling the requirements of the profession and the market.

 

What does the project entail?

Trials have been conducted during the three years of studies carried out by the partner organisations. This research, is intended to lead to reduced pollution of water resources, through:

  • reduced use of fertilisers
  • reduced use of plant health products
  • reduced use of water

The collaboration is based on a robust scientific network built up on organisations with complementary areas of expertise in relation to a broad range of fruits and vegetables, and represents the diversity of crops produced in the Channel Arc. This network is constituted by Caté, East Malling Research, Nicolas Oresme Mathematical Laboratory, PlantWorks ltd and Sileban.

For more information, please contact Natallia Gulbis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. égéDurable edition of Jardins du Littoral, Dec 2014                                            

click on link to viewhttp://rootgrow.co.uk/pdfs/jd132_dec2014.pdf   

     

 

 

 

VégéDurable 2

 

« Le projet VégéDurable 2 a été sélectionné dans le cadre du programme européen de coopération transfrontalière INTERREG IV A France (Manche) - Angleterre, cofinancé par le FEDER. »

Les nouveaux enjeux de la filière légumière imposent de produire mieux avec des itinéraires de production durables sur les plans économique et environnemental, tout en répondant aux exigences de l'aval, notamment de la distribution qui veut vendre des produits « zéro défaut ». Les systèmes légumiers et agricoles en général présentent une forte dépendance vis-à-vis des intrants et des ressources naturelles :

  • L'utilisation des produits phytopharmaceutiques et des engrais est remise en question après la prise de conscience collective de leurs impacts sur l'environnement et sur la santé humaine. Malgré le fait que la pollution ne soit pas majoritairement due au secteur agricole, les efforts entrepris par la filière sont importants. Les règlementations qui encadrent l'emploi des produits phytosanitaires sont de plus en plus strictes et entrainent la réduction du nombre de produits autorisés et efficaces.
  • Avec la pression démographique grandissante, l'augmentation de l'utilisation d'eau et la concurrence d'utilisation de cette ressource, notamment avec l'intensification des cultures agricoles provoque des pénuries dans différentes zones européennes.

 

Objectif poursuivi

Afin d'apporter des solutions à ces problématiques, le projet VégéDurable 2 a pour objectif de proposer des systèmes légumiers moins dépendants de l'utilisation d'intrants et plus respectueux de l'environnement, tout en répondant aux exigences de la filière.

 

En quoi consiste le projet ?

Pour ce faire, des essais ont été menés durant les trois années d'études dans les différentes structures. Ces recherches s'emploient à diminuer les pollutions de la ressource en eau grâce aux actions suivantes :

  • La réduction de la fertilisation
  • La réduction d'utilisation des produits phytosanitaires
  • La réduction d’utilisation d’eau

La coopération s’appuie sur un réseau scientifique fort constitué de structures qui maitrisent des compétences complémentaires sur une large gamme de cultures et qui représentent la diversité des productions de l’arc Manche. Ce réseau est formé du Caté, d’East Malling Research, du Laboratoire de Mathématiques Nicolas Oresme, de PlantWorks ltd et du Sileban.

Pour plus d’information, merci de consulter la revue suivante Natallia Gulbis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VégéDurable edition of Jardins du Littoral, Dec 2014 – click on link to viewhttp://rootgrow.co.uk/pdfs/jd132_dec2014.pdf

 

 

logoWe are pleased to announce that Plantworks Ltd. are part of a successful Anglo-French research and development consortium, that were awarded an EU INTERREG IV A project grant in April 2012. The INTERREG programme aims to build partnerships for cross-border economic development and centres of excellence.

The Vegedurable 2 project plans to address new challenges for vegetable production in the UK and France to produce increased crop yields with a reduction of chemical and water inputs, whilst maintaining the economic performance of farms. The project strives to improve methods for sustainable production both economically and environmentally. The partnership between Plantworks, universities, research centres and experimental stations in UK and France aims to improve the production processes of vegetable crops in the southern areas of the UK and Northern France.

Mycorrhizal Fungi are well documented to improve nutrient uptake to plants and increase plant tolerance to water stress. This project hopes to optimise the use of Mycorrhizal fungi for use in vegetable crop production leading to increased water and fertiliser savings within sustainable farming practise.

The project Vegedurable 2 was selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, co-funded by the ERDF.

Other participating partners are University of Caen, CATE, and SILEBAN (France), East Malling Research and Plantworks ltd. (UK)

PlantWorks will be attending Glee 2011 on stand 5F10, this year PlantWorks will be expanding its range of products to include the rootgrow Empathy range, a range of products designed to invigorate and enrich garden soils with a particular emphasis on building the quality and abundance of beneficial soil organisms. Hall 5 Stand 5F10 www.gleebirmingham.com

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