Worldwide evolutions of Agriculture (environmental and societal changes) raise issues on paradigm shift in plant breeding and plant protection. This course aims at guessing and designing the upcoming crop varieties and plant protection strategies to be developed in future production chains within an applied multidisciplinary context.
This course will bring scientific bases and methods to reflect on evolutions of plant breeding and plant protection at the global level. It will provide guidelines to conceive new plant models and protection systems in line with natural resources preservation, and integrate them into either innovative or traditional farming systems. Finally, this course aims at making students acquire additional operational skills (ability to identify a problem, group work, knowledge mobilization, imagination, initiative, ability for synthesis) and discover careers in plant breeding and crop protection sectors.
The project-based learning course will combine lectures, seminars, tutorial classes, field and/or Company on-site visits with a transversal small group project (case study).
Students are required to: (1) attend all classes, discussion and on-site visit sections, (2) informally and formally participate in class and all exercises, (3) prepare an essay on a synthesis case study, and (4) take a final oral examination.
Books and other reading materials
No books have been ordered for this course. All required readings are available as downloads from the Montpellier SupAgro teaching platform. There is no formal reading packet for this course.
We reserve the right to make modifications [additions, deletions, etc.] to the syllabus, assignments, requirements and expectations for this course; any such modifications will be clearly communicated and communicated in a timely way.