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|
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 Protection and Environment option 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-months practical internship (30 ECTS).
The training consists of 8 teaching units. Particular emphasis is placed on:
The plant protection training course is based on 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, research or technical institutes, or private companies.
The 3rd year option is open, after review by the admissions committee, to students who have validated the M1 level (first year of a master's program) and come from:
Application forms may be obtained from the educational directorate of your institution.
Students who have not validated the 2nd year (M1) of the Montpellier SupAgro Agricultural Engineer course are not awarded a diploma at the end of the 3rd year of the training program.
Graduates will join 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 in the industrial production sector and marketing of plant protection products and tools.
Graduates apply their skills in the following fields:
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