On January 11 2018, 20 stakeholders (mostly field advisors and technicians from technical institutes and biocontrol companies) braved frigid weather to attend the field visit organized at INRA-Avignon to show the results of a demonstration trial set up to compare lettuce crops grown conventionally (chemical control) with crops grown under IPM practices with the implementation of Euclid innovations (close to 100% use of biocontrol products). The event was also attended by P. Delval from ACTA and by colleagues from other partner institutions of EUCLID who collaborated directly in the trial (APREL and Ctifl, both representing ACTA in the project).

The visit of the experimental plots was preceded by a short presentation of EUCLID, the objectives and layout of the demonstration trial and results on the health of the crops and the assessment of yield.

Participants shared a consensual impression that IPM practices with nearly no chemical control provided encouraging and much better than expected results. Exchanges onsite also provided very useful feedback, including suggestions for the further improvement of the IPM scheme in view of future EUCLID trials.

 

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