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Ecophyto Research Colloquium 2015

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


8:00 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to 10:00 Introduction


10:00-11:35 Exposure to pesticides and impacts on human health

Introduction: Pierre Lebailly (Centre François Baclesse)

Presentation of projects:

 - Exposure to pesticides and risk of lymphoma and leukemia in the AGRICOH consortium : combined analysis (AGRICOH) - Maria Leon Roux (International Agency for Research on Cancer)

- Assessment of Chronic Exposure to Pesticides: performance and optimisation of dosages on urine and hair (EVEXPE) - Brice Appenzeller (LIH, Luxemburg)

Round table :

Brice Appenzeller (LIH, Luxemburg), Pierre Lebailly (Centre François Baclesse), Maria Leon Roux (International Agency for Research on Cancer), Thierry Mercier (ANSES)


11:35-12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:20 Short Report on the call for proposals PSPE1 "For and on the Écophyto plan" (Pour et Sur le Plan Écophyto)

Speaker: Christian Huyghe (INRA)


12:20-12:40 Presentation of the book "Pesticides. From impacts to changes of practices"

Assessment of fifteen years of research to inform public decision, MEDDE (Ministry of environment)


12:40-14:00 Lunch


14: 00-15:50 Biocontrol, current solutions and perspectives

Introduction "Implementation of biocontrol by farmers: success and research needs" - Jérôme Thibierge

Presentation of projects:

- Research and integration of a biocontrol solution against Tuta absoluta, invasive pest of tomato (TutaPI) - Elisabeth Tabone (INRA)

- Use of micro-doses of sugar for plant protection (USAGE) - Ingrid Arnault (University of Tours)

Reflections, developments and perspectives on biocontrol research: Philippe Nicot (INRA)

Round table:

Ingrid Arnault (University of Tours), Marie-Claire Grosjean, Cournoyer (Bayer), Frédéric Favrot (Koppert), Benoît Jeannequin (INRA), Thibaut Malausa (INRA), Jean-Pierre Princen (IBMA France), Gerard Thomas (Syngenta)


15:50-16:15 Coffee break


16:15-17:55 Role of new technologies to help reduce pesticides

Introduction: Bruno Tisseyre (Montpellier SupAgro)

Presentation of projects:

- Development of an optical detection sensor for Septoria tritici for the integrated protection  against septoria in wheat (Capteur Septoria) - David Gouache (Arvalis)

- Development of environmental technologies of spraying in viticulture (ECOSPRAYVITI) - Sebastien Codis (IFV)

Round table:

Jean-Pierre Chanet (IRSTEA Clermont-Ferrand), Sébastien Codis (Institute of Vine and Wine), Guillaume Desperrières (Avidor HighTech Company), David Gouache (Arvalis), Bruno Tisseyre (Montpellier SupAgro)


18:00-20:00 Cocktail



Wednesday, October 14th, 2015


8:00 to 8:30 Registration


8:30-10:10 Role of plant genetics, a long-term solution

Introduction: Carole Caranta (INRA)

Presentation of projects:

- Create the grape varieties of tomorrow with the tools of today (Cépages de demain) - Loïc Le Cunff

- Integration of biotic stress in the modeling of interactions between genotype-environment-crop management for an integrated production of sunflower (SUNFLO) - Emmanuelle Mestries (Terres-Inovia)

Round table:

Carole Caranta (INRA), Loïc Le Cunff (IFV), Emmanuelle Mestries (Terres-Inovia), Valerie Mazza (Limagrain), Alain Moulinier (CTPS)


10:10 to 10:35 Coffee break


10:35-12:30 How to change agricultural systems ?

Introduction: Perspective and position in the innovation chain: Pierre Ricci (Ecophyto)

Presentation of projects:

- Design, with a partnership, an eco-viticulture economically viable and environmentally responsible for the use of pesticides (ECOVITI) - David Lafond (IFV)

- Design and evaluation by experimentation and modelisation of prototypes of integrated cropping systems with low levels of inputs (MIC-MAC Design) - Eric Justes (INRA)

Round table :

Eric Justes (INRA Toulouse), David Lafond (IFV), Adeline Michel (CER France, Normandie Maine) 


12:30-14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:40 Environmental impacts: assessment and mitigation

Introduction: Benoît Réal (Arvalis)

Presentation of projects:

- Design and implementation of a platform of environmental assessment to provide tools and agri-environmental indicators for agricultural stakeholders (Plage 2) - Alexandre Morin (Agro-Transfert)

- Development of tools and indicators to better assess and manage the pressure-impacts link of pesticides on surface water (Chaîne Pressions-Impacts) - Véronique Gouy (IRSTEA)

Round table :

Pierre Benoît (INRA), Véronique Gouy (IRSTEA Lyon), Alexandre Morin (Agro-Transfert RT), Benoît Réal (Arvalis), Delphine Taillez-Lefèvre (InVivo-AgroSolutions)


15:40-16:00 Coffee break


16:00-17:00 Coordination of IPM-related research programmes: which added value ?

  • Overview of the ERA-NET C-IPM (Antoine Messéan, INRA/C-IPM)
  • Presentation of some transnational initiatives
    • Platforms Eurowheat/Euroblight (Lise Nistrup Joergensen, Aarhus University, Denmark)
    • Network of IPM long-term field trials (Silke Dachbrodt-Saaydeh, JKI, Germany)

Round-table discussion: Added value for National research from a better coordination of programmes and knowledge sharing, with representatives of policy-makers and of stakeholders.

17:00- 17 :30 Conclusion


17:30-18:30 Closing Cocktail