Developing innovative technological solutions to achieve the objectives of the Ecophyto II Plan

The Challenge financing instrument aims to drive forward research by bringing scientific and industrial stakeholders together around a single issue.

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The ROSE Challenge is jointly funded by the French Ministries of Agriculture and Ecological Transition, via the French Biodiversity Agency (AFB), and the Ministry of Research, via the French National Research Agency (ANR). The challenge is organised by LNE and Irstea.
Four research teams are focusing on intra-row weed control in field vegetable crops and widely spaced large-scale crops.

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24 September 2018

Weeds challenged by innovation

An article about the ROSE challenge on the Alim’Agri website

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28 June 2018

The ROSE Challenge at the Carrefour de l’Innovation Agronomique conference on “The digital revolution farming”

The ANR presented the ROSE challenge on June 26th

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11 June 2018

Launch of the dry-run evaluation campaign: first field meeting of 5 June 2018

The teams had an appointment on the experimental site of Montoldre

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Funded research projects


Tool-block and precision imaging for early intra-row hoeing

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Perception and autonomous crop hoeing in sustainable agriculture

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RObotics SEnsorimotor loops to weed AUtonomously

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Localised weeding robot using a high-voltage electrical method combined with predictive management and post-evaluation via drone-mounted hyperspectral vision

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