Plant health: the major challenge of the future
What type of training ?
|une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant|
For who ?
|étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international, Professional|
Plant protection is a rapidly evolving sector. The debates concerning organic farming, GMOs, groundwater pollution, pesticide residues in food, and the agro-ecological transition demonstrate this evolution and the challenges for future agricultural practices. The job market is consequently evolving as well, and is no longer confined to agri-supply businesses. As a scientific field, plant and crop protection are based on the interaction and integration of many diverse disciplines (biology, ecology, agronomy, chemistry, social science, etc.) in order to take into account the full dimensions of plant protection problems.
The Plant Health specialization aims to provide students with solid scientific knowledge, methodologies, and tools needed for:
Set up by Montpellier SupAgro, AGROCAMPUS-OUEST and AgroParisTech, the training course is structured to provide a multidisciplinary curriculum and to ensure that students can adapt to a diversified job market.
Number of ECTS credits : 60
Language of instruction : In French
This training is organized jointly by Montpellier SupAgro, AGROCAMPUS-OUEST and AgroParisTech. Students spend 8 weeks in each of the three schools. Theoretical education (30 ECTS) is followed by a 6-month practical internship (30 ECTS).
The training programme is organized in 8 teaching units (EU). Particular emphasis is placed on:
The plant protection training course is itself developed through systemic, integrated approaches in a context of changing production systems. Finally, the basics of eco-toxicology and risk management (crop losses, economic/environmental risks, risks for public health) complete the training.
A 6-month internship (mid-March to mid-September, compulsory) completes the training. It aims to enhance the knowledge and working methods taught during the course and to enable students to acquire knowledge and experience in an area in which they are interested in pursuing a professional career. The internship can take place in diverse organizations in France and abroad, including research and technical institutes and private companies.
International students holding at least a Bac + 4 level degree (Master 1 degree level) in the same fields (e.g., population biology, crop production, agricultural sciences).
Selection: Candidates are selected based on their applications according to the places available. Registration is made online.
Graduates assume positions in public or private structures such as plant health control firms, industrial and fundamental research and development, agricultural management and services, initial or continuing training, as well as the industrial production sector and marketing of plant protection products and tools.
Graduates apply their skills in the following fields:
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