AGRO2010    The International Scientific Week around Agronomy

Montpellier, August 29 to September 03, 2010



Oral presentations
   S1 - “Agronomy for
  Sustainable Development”

   S2 - Parallel symposia
   S3 - ESA Division meetings
   S4 - "Innovation and
  Decision Support in

Media corner




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Day 2: Tuesday August 31
Corum conference center - Einstein auditorium


Symposium "Ecological intensification of cropping systems" (S2.2)

Chairs: Eric Malézieux (CIRAD, UR Hortsys, Montpellier), Marie-Laure Navas (Montpellier SupAgro & UMR Cefe, Montpellier) and Jean-Luc Chotte (IRD & UMR Eco&Sols, Montpellier)


S.2.2.1: Landscape and resilience

Chair: Marie-Laure Navas (Montpellier SupAgro, France)

Keynote speaker: Françoise Burel (CNRS-Université de Rennes, France)
Landscape resilience in agricultural systems

Keynote speaker: Angela Karp (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
Impacts of increasing energy crops on food and other ecosystem services

Pascal Clouvel (CIRAD, France)
Ecosystem services assessment in complex agricultural landscapes using farmers’ perception

General discussion and highlight on posters


S 2.2.2: Ecological intensification driven by soil biology

Chair: Jean-Luc Chotte (IRD Montpellier, France)

Keynote speaker: Lijbert Brussaard (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Reconciling biodiversity conservation and food security: scientific challenges for a new agriculture

Assessing effects of copper fungicide use on the biological health of vineyard soils (Adam Wightwick, The University of Queensland, Australia)
Agronomic Investigation of New Microbial Isolates as Bio fertilizers in Sweet Potato Grown in an Ultisol of India (Susan John, CTCRI, India)
Soil phosphorus availability changes in wheat-legume intercropping systems in low versus high-input conditions (Philippe Hinsinger, INRA Montpellier, France)
A comparison of chemical fertiliser and separated liquid pig manure as the sole nitrogen source for winter wheat production (Grainne Meade, University College Dublin, UK)
Effects of nitrogen on nodulation and productivity of different faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes (Khalid Daoui, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Morocco)

General discussion and highlight on posters


S 2.2.3: Ecological intensification driven by plant species diversity

Chair: Eric Malézieux (CIRAD Montpellier, France)

Keynote speaker: Louise Jackson (University of California, USA)
Biodiversity as a basis for agroecosystem functioning: investigating mechanisms at multiple scales

Structure of Cocoa based Agroforestry Systems and their Productivity in Talamanca, Costa Rica (Olivier Deheuvels, CIRAD, Costa Rica)
What explanations for the productivity of temperate agroforestry systems (Christian Dupraz, INRA Montpellier, France)
Modelling nitrogen dynamics and maize production in direct seeding mulch-based cropping systems in the Brazilian Cerrados using the STICS soil-crop model (Natacha Motisi, CIRAD, France)
Evaluation of banana cover-cropping systems and model based selection of cover-crop species (Philippe Tixier, CIRAD, French West Indies)


Updated 29.09.10

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