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In 2016/2017, ANTEDIS experimented an innovative system for studying drought stress in winter wheat based on the positioning of two four-repeat trials in a single plot in homogeneous soil zones that differ by their level of water reserve:

- Top soil zone = with water stress

- Deep soil zone = no water stress

For the determination of the sites we have produced yield maps, soil characterization and soil resistivity mapping as well as the monitoring of the water balance and the humidity measured by capacitive probes on the plots.

Experimentation was repeated in two French major areas of winter wheat production, the Parisian Basin and the Center region.

The first observations are very conclusive. They show very contrasted soils situations which make it possible to demonstrate differences in behavior between the genotypes studied. The system has been very effective in determining good indicators of wheat behavior in response to drought stress.

Experimentation continues this year in the Center region.

For more information on our experiments in water stress, do not hesitate to contact our field experts.

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ANTEDIS strengthens its vine network and grows in Vegetable and Tree crops

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.

Crop news

Crop news

Harvests are finished since August 16th. Harvesting conditions were very good thanks to the great and constant efforts of our technicians and the close relationships with our farmers. A high maintenance of our equipment made by our mechanics prevented any major mechanical breakdowns.

The Quantum (new plot combine completely innovative in concept developed by Wintersteiger) has proved its efficiency. The quality of the threshing and of samples is very high. This machine is very easy to drive. It was appreciated!

Sowing of winter oilseed rape has already started. The soil is very dry.

Our new prototype of precision seed drill allows simultaneous sowing of companion plants and localized fertilization.

QUANTUM : the new plot combine

As such, the special partnership we have with WINTERSTEIGER, allows us to be today the only French experimenter to have the new benchmark in field research equipment the “QUANTUM”.

The Quantum is the new plot combine in the mid-range performance segment developed by WINTERSTEIGER to meet the increasingly demanding challenges of state-of-the-art field research, from nursery to yield trial plots.

Featuring a modular design, the Quantum comes with many innovative solutions, such as the patented airfoil separator for fast and gentle seed transport. The combine sets new benchmarks in terms of throughput, user-friendliness and seed handling, all to your benefit. Revolutionary seed logistics ensure flexible, representative and high-performance sample taking Patented seed separator guarantees fast and gentle seed transport More than 600 liters of space for individual storage of samples or bags

Compact and highly maneuverable machine also perfectly suited for harvesting center plots

In 20 years, ANTEDIS became the benchmark experimental trials varietal evaluation and protection & plant nutrition

Company news

Renewal of our Research Tax Credit Accreditation

ANTEDIS' Research Tax Credit accreditation has been renewed for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. This means that costs related to our field trials' services are eligible for tax deduction.

Download RTC certificate for 2016-2020

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GEP certification extended to new crops and experiment stations

In 2016, the French Ministry of Agriculture extended our field crops GEP certification (Good Experimental Practices) to our new experiment facilities and stations and an increased number of crops: vines, vegetable crops, aromatic, medical and perfume plants and seed treatment according to the agricultural conditions in our areas of operation.