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Les réseaux d'expérimentation populicole en France

Abstract : Several different poplar experimental networks have been set up in France. They correspond to different scientific and technical needs and they are managed by three research institutes (AFOCEL, CEMAGREF,INRA) and by one institute for vulgarization and technical assitance (IDF). These networks can be considered as tools for the output of new cultivars, results of breeding and selection programmes, and for the evaluation of French and foreign cultivars in various ecological and silvicultural conditions that characterize the main areas of poplar wood production in France. They are complementary as they correspond to various purposes defined for new varieties : pulp, energy, veneer. All these experiments also have to bring to planters the technical informations they need to optimize the choice of genetically improved material which is available. Bilateral collaborations between institutes have been established and developed especially between breeding and testing activities. Private owners, who propose lands for experiments and who bear the connected costs and risks, play a prominent and original part in these poplar networks.
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Alain Valadon, P. Bonduelle, F. Lefevre, Marc Villar. Les réseaux d'expérimentation populicole en France. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France, Académie d'agriculture de France, 1995, 81 (3), pp.41-54. ⟨hal-02582038⟩



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