Changes affecting agriculture at the world level (environmental and societal changes) bring questions about paradigm shift in crop breeding and health. This course aims at guessing and designing the upcoming crop varieties and plant protection strategies to be developed in future production chains.
This course will bring scientific bases and methods to reflect on evolutions of plant breeding and plant protection at the global level. Students will learn how to design new plant ideotypes and plant 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 and discover careers in plant breeding and crop protection sectors.
The course will combine lectures-seminars, laboratory, field and/or company on-site visits and project-based learning.
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.
|Disciplinary Content||Nb of hours|
|Sociology and economy||3|
|Phytopathology and pest management||7|
|Multidisciplinary Project||10.5 (+40h group work)|
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.