The workshop site of the orchards of the Lower Durance Valley is a research device coordinated by INRAe Avignon (UR PSH). This 400 km² area between the Alpilles and the Durance is at the heart of the horticultural production area in PACA. On this system, research is carried out which is interested in the dynamics of biodiversity (pests, spontaneous vegetation, auxiliary insects, birds, micromammals) in a context of changing landscapes and agricultural practices. scientific knowledge the orchard workshop site of the Lower Durance Valley aims to facilitate the development and implementation of innovative agroecological solutions in direct collaboration with local stakeholders.

April 2021: start of field sessions on around fifty plots in the Workshop Zone

This spring 2021 sees the start of an intensive field campaign on some fifty plots of the Workshop Zone …



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