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    2. Mix your crops with legumes!

    2. Mix your crops with legumes!

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    Mix your crops with legumes!

    Last update: August 2017                                                                                                              


    Joëlle Fustec
    Head of LEVA Group(ESA unit under contract with INRA)
    Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures of Angers



    « The sustainable management of plant health is one of the main research topics of SFR Quasav (Structure Fédérative de Recherche Qualité et Santé du Végétal). Since 1998, the LEVA group (Legumes, plant ecophysiology, agro-ecology) conducted research in this field. LEVA is a unit of the Ecole Supérieure  d’Agricultures of Angers under contract with INRA. Their research is aimed at addressing several major societal challenges: reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing protein production and improving the resilience of cropping systems.

     The research done by LEVA laboratory into legume-based intercrops is recognised at a national and international level.  Their work aims to improve nitrogen resource management, soil biological fertility and weed control in annual crops.  »



    • Nitrogen management
    • Proteins
    • Weed management
    • Agroecology
    • Soil biology and fertility
    • Rizodeposition
    • Sustainable cropping systems
    • Isotopic methods, experiments, modelling
    • Conditions for the adoption of innovations


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    Two contacts to support your projects:


    • Emeline Defossez,

    contact to support your R&D projects land to put you through

    emeline.defossez @ vegepolys.eu


    • Tanegmart Redjala,

    close interface with the laboratories of the Research Federative Structure Quasav.

    tanegmart.redjala @ univ-angers.fr