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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21 December 2021

The BIPBIP tool block wins a prize at the SIVAL Innovation Competition

A silver medal, the result of progress through the evaluation campaigns

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13 August 2021

Postponement of the field meeting for the third (and final) evaluation campaign

Last field meeting on the Montoldre experimental site

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12 October 2020

Challenge ROSE and FĂȘte de la Science

The ROSE Challenge: topic for the daily programme Science en Direct hosted by Esprit Sorcier

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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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