The CMI and TAI in partnership with the French Atlas of Soil Bacteria

Soil represents a vital area of research for the agriculture of tomorrow. The billions of bacteria that can be found in one single gram of soil are an important source of growth for plants. It is for this reason that this issue has a specific R&D department within the CMI, where we have taken in two postdoctoral researchers from Professor Lionel Ranjard’s team from the INRA Agroecology Mixed Research Unit.

Soil represents a vital area of research for the agriculture of tomorrow. The billions of bacteria that can be found in one single gram of soil are an important source of growth for plants. It is for this reason that this issue has a specific R&D department within the CMI, where we have taken in two postdoctoral researchers from Professor Lionel Ranjard’s team from the INRA Agroecology Mixed Research Unit.

Specialist researchers in microbial ecology from this “Agroecology” Mixed Research Unit, which is associated with the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté INRA, have drawn up an inventory of the bacterial communities found in France’s soils. This work, using the most advanced DNA sequencing techniques, led to the creation of the atlas, which gives us a panoramic overview of these bacterial communities while raising awareness of their importance to the quality of soil fertility.

This book is intended for researchers, students, land users, farmers, politicians, etc. — anyone who wishes to know about the latest advances in research on the microbiological culture of French soils. It is a world first in cartographical precision (16km2 grid squares, 2,200 soils) and the result of 10 years of work carried out by the BioCom research team from the Agroecology Mixed Research Unit in Dijon.

It was important for the CMI Roullier and TIMAC AGRO to be associated with the creation of the first French atlas of soil bacteria. This one of a kind book has been covered by numerous media outlets and was featured on France Inter’s La Tête au carré programme at the beginning of the year.

Innovation news

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New monogastric animal (pigs and poultry) collaboration

8 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 Spain

3 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

23rd meeting of the ISS International Seaweed Symposium

28 May 2019

The 23rd meeting of the International Seaweed Symposium (ISS) was held in South Korea from 28 April - 3 May 2019, on the theme of “Seaweeds: from Tradition to Innovation”.

CMI partner for the « 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference » in Hungary

10 April 2019

From March 24 to 26, the 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference took place in Budapest, Hungary. International scientific researchers presented their works focusing on the impact of climate change on crop production and proposed solutions to maintain and increase crop productivity in this new context.

The CMI and TAI in partnership with the French Atlas of Soil Bacteria

13 February 2019

Soil represents a vital area of research for the agriculture of tomorrow. The billions of bacteria that can be found in one single gram of soil are an important source of growth for plants. It is for this reason that this issue has a specific R&D department within the CMI, where we have taken in two postdoctoral researchers from Professor Lionel Ranjard’s team from the INRA Agroecology Mixed Research Unit.

Biocontrol for phytoparasitic nematodes

13 February 2019

Phytoparasitic nematodes are microscopic roundworms found in agricultural soils. They affect root development and cause significant yield losses for crops such as potatoes, sugar beet, carrots and cereals. These pests reduce global agricultural production by about 11%, a loss of several million tonnes of crops each year. For environmental and health reasons, almost all of […]

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CMI’s R&D partners with ISTRO, the International Soil Tillage Organisation

22 October 2018

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).

Creation of the LMH Innovation division, working for all professions within the Group

20 September 2018

LMH is enhancing its organisational structure in order to better meet the growing needs of all the Group’s employees on the topic of microorganisms, and the division will enable optimised and accelerated innovation in this field.

Cérémonie de remise de prix des Innovation Awards

The Roullier Innovation Awards 2018 Ceremony day

3 July 2018

On Thursday 28 June, the 2018 Roullier Innovation Awards trophies were presented to the two winners during a wonderful ceremony day.

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Interview with Dr. Bernard Dumas, winner of the Innovation Awards first edition in 2001

23 March 2018

In 2001, the first Innovation Awards event, formerly the Plant Engineering Prize, rewarded 2 research laboratories for their scientific projects. We wanted to have a talk with Dr. Bernard Dumas, head of the winning team from the University of Toulouse.