ANTEDIS, a leading French company in agronomic experimentation, has recently acquired the NOVEX Company.
Located south of Perpignan in Thuir (66) known for Byrrh production, this GEP certified company is specialized in Plants Protection and Nutrition trials in vine.
After Champagne, Burgundy, Charentes and Gers regions, the Rousillon region strengthens the ANTEDIS experimentation network in vine but also opens up new development prospects in Vegetable and Tree crops.
Indeed, the agriculture of Rousillon region is dominated by viticulture, tree crops (many peach, apricot and cherry orchards) and market gardening (including salads and artichokes).
The NOVEX Company was founded in 1995 by Mr Daniel Novoa, renowned expert in vine epidemiology, former adviser in the viticulture service of Pyrenees Orientales Chamber of Agriculture. Mr Daniel Novoa will support the transition and will be responsible for implementing vegetable and tree crops activities. To date, there are two very experienced specialized technicians: Laurent Novoa, son of Mr Daniel Novoa, and Didier Rigat. The recruitment of a vegetable growing specialized technician is ongoing.
In recent years, ANTEDIS has considerably reinforced its territorial grid through the opening of new experimentation units located in the main French regions representatives of the different soil and weather European conditions.
The experimentation unit of Thuir in Pyrenees Orientales therefore becomes the 14th experimentation unit and contributes to extend the ANTEDIS presence in south and to strengthen the vine, vegetable and tree crops activities.
Today, ANTEDIS is active in Auvergne, Beauce, Burgundy, Brittany, Centre, Champagne, Charentes, Ile-de-France, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, Picardy and Roussillon.