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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14 October 2019

The ROSE challenge on FR3-Region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Prototypes of weeding robots under the eyes of FR3 cameras

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30 September 2019

First Evaluation Campaign – Field Meeting – September 16 to 27, 2019

Prototypes in action under the watch of the evaluation team

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26 September 2019

Great success for the research-industry meeting day of Thursday, September 26, 2019 !

More than 160 people gathered in Montoldre on the site of experimentation and evaluation of the solutions participating in the challenge.

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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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