CMI’s R&D partners with ISTRO, the International Soil Tillage Organisation
In a gram of soil, there are one million bacteria and one million fungi. This microbial flora plays the same role as that of the digestive systems of human beings and makes soil a support and a veritable pantry for plants. Since its creation, the Groupe Roullier has been aware of the importance of soil and develops solutions to stimulate its biological activity to make the most of its potential as a fertiliser. As an example, they act on micro organisms which are involved in the degradation of crop residue or in the metabolisation of nitrogen, etc.
We estimate knowledge of this microbial environment at 10% which is why this research is a broad field of investigation. Therefore, soil is the subject of the ISTRO, an international association whose aim is to stimulate research into tillage (including zero tillage and covering the soil with plants), compacting and, more broadly speaking, contribute to soil protection and the improvement of its quality. The association also aims to promote the application of the research results in agricultural practice.
The ISTRO organises an international conference every three years to assess progress in terms of research and innovation attracting around 350 participants (researchers, development engineers, technical or agricultural machinery institutes, educators). From Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September 2018, France hosted the conference for the first time, its 21st edition, in Paris. The CMI is involved in this event as a partner with already well-established scientific credibility.
Change of date for the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 ceremony29 May 2020
In consideration of the current health situation, we decided to postpone the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 award ceremony. Please note that it will be held on December 11, 2020 (instead of June 24).
Walter Wenzel’s advice, winner of the 2018 Edition25 March 2020
Walter Wenzel (Austria), winner of the 2018 Innovation Awards Roullier, will give you his advice for 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier edition.
Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition18 March 2020
As part of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020, we give you Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition.
You asked for it, we did it!26 February 2020
Many of you have contacted us to obtain more information about the contest, the content of the application file, the expectations of the juries and the prizes, asking us for an extension in order to write your application as well as possible.
Crossed glances of experts on the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 – Pr. Mario Estévez and Pr. Johannes Lehmann14 February 2020
Mario Estévez and Johannes Lehmann are respectively Professor in the department of animal production and food science at the University of Extremadura and Professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University. As members of the jury of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 and experts in their field, they agreed to give their […]
Innovation Awards 2020 - Animal Nutrition Jury members30 December 2019
We are pleased to present you our three jury members for the Animal Nutrition
Innovation Awards 2020 - Plant Nutrition Jury members31 October 2019
We are pleased to present you our three jury members for the Plant Nutrition
New monogastric animal (pigs and poultry) collaboration8 August 2019
In mid-April, the CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team met with the head of the IRTA* Animal Nutrition, Dr Enric Esteve - along with his team - at the IRTA Mas Bové research centre in Tarragona (Spain) to set up a new monogastric animal collaboration.
New experiments on dairy cows in Spain3 June 2019
In mid-April, the CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team met Dr Alex BACH, research professor at the ICREA* and head of the department of ruminant production at the IRTA*, and his team on the experimental Spanish farm Blanca From the Pyrenees