Evolution of agricultural tractor technologies

Evolution of agricultural technologies in recent decades Agricultural tractors are among the equipment to have benefited from the mechanical innovations of the twentieth century. If the first models see the light of day at the end of the XNUMXth century, it will take a hundred years before they reach their maximum performance. The evolution of technologies will have facilitated the improvement […]

Plant VS Animal Protein: Health, Nutrition and Environment

Animal and plant proteins - Nutritional powers and environmental issues Proteins are water-soluble macromolecules used in the constitution of all organic tissue (bone, muscle, etc.). They physiologically perform the functions of hormones, enzymes and antibodies. While proteins exist in countless forms, all of them are made up of only a molecular assembly of 22 amino acids called proteinogens. […]

Extension of the authorization of Roundup (Glyphosate) for 5 years in Europe… We say thank you who?

In debate since 2015, Europe has today decided… towards the extension of the authorization of RoundUp despite the health risks for human health and wildlife. Indeed, the Member States agreed on Monday to re-authorize glyphosate for 5 years during an appeal committee after more than two years of intense debates on this herbicide […]

Wolvendael Magazine: The Kitchen Garden Lazy, better than permaculture, Didier Helmstetter

The number 621 of Wolvendael Magazine of September 2016 devotes a 2-page article on the technique of the Potager du Laesseux. This article was written by Stève Polus (former editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Le Soir") and it is the very first written press article on the improved permaculture technique initiated and […]

Le Potager du Lazy, fruits and vegetables in August 2016

Le Potager du Paresseux, report for August 2016 by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67) Caption of the introductory photo: “Didier, in front of his big cabbages! "The" Potager du Laesseux "is a way of producing vegetables" more than organic "(ie without any treatment products or fertilizers, neither organic nor, of course, chemicals) without tiring, […]

Beak farm Hellouin

INRA: economic study of permaculture

INRA published a four-year study on the economic viability of organic permaculture. This study entitled “Permacultural organic market gardening and economic performance” shows that permaculture can be quite competitive economically compared to conventional intensive agriculture. The study was carried out on a fairly small area of ​​1000m², ie […]

Virtual video tour of the vegetable garden of the sluggard

Le Potager du Paresseux, virtual tour in video (s) by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67) Caption of the introductory photo: “Didier, the lazy gardener, in the middle of… gardening! "The" Potager du Laesseux "is a way of producing vegetables" more than organic "(ie without any treatment or fertilizer, neither organic nor, of course, chemical) […]

Le Potager du Sloth: origin, objectives and principles Video

Le Potager du Paresseux, presentation video by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67): its origin, its objectives and its principles… Caption of the introductory photo: "The owner of the Potager du Laesseux surprised at work… explanation! "The" Potager du Laesseux "is a way of producing vegetables" more than organic ", in abundance, without any labor […]

The vegetable lazy

Le Potager du Paresseux: producing “more than organic” vegetables almost without work!

Le Potager du Laesseux, producing "more than organic" vegetables, almost without work, with yields equivalent to those of a classic garden with chemical treatments: a dream? Not with the "Potager du Laesseux"! DR photos: Didier Helmstetter. Introductory photo “The Sloth of the Vegetable Garden in action, its motto: less active ingredients; more […]

GM and dioxins: The World According to Monsanto. A shocking documentary tonight on Arte Thema

Documentary by Marie-Monique Robin (France, 2007, 1h48mn) Co-production: ARTE France, Image et Compagnie, Productions Thalie, National Film Board of Canada, WDR “I have never seen a society that has such a determining influence and as high a level on government regulatory authorities as Monsanto with its GMOs. "[…]

Download: Integrated Agriculture and biodiversity, impacts and policy measures

Integrated agriculture and biodiversity: impacts and policy measures Pan-European strategy for biological and landscape diversity Pan-European high-level conference on agriculture and biodiversity towards an integration of biological and landscape diversity for sustainable agriculture. Download the file (newsletter subscription may be required): Integrated agriculture and biodiversity, […]

Study on biofuels: agricultural inputs

Internship thesis by Alain ZANARDO. Agro Industrial Transformations 2005-2006. University Department of AGEN. Keywords: biofuel, yield, production, comparative, cost, inputs, fertilizer, flow, impact, CO2, energy balance. The study of crop inputs from an energy point of view is the subject of this thesis. “Energy assessment of agricultural and forestry inputs and productions. " The […]

Download: Agriculture, non-food purposes

The non-food outlets of agriculture Fuels, textiles, cosmetics, plastics… farmers can envision new promising perspectives. These non-food outlets make it possible to reconcile producers' needs for profitability with society's environmental requirements and consumer expectations. Experiences and testimonies. Document (.pdf of 1.45 Mo) of the […]

The role of agriculture in eco-construction

Agriculture: a new source of energy. by B. Reynier. The control of energy, the potential of agricultural products as a substitute for oil, gas and derivatives. Marketing channels to be developed. Introduction The control of energy within the construction process and then the operation of residential and tertiary buildings presents a strategic issue (law on the energy of […]

The water law

French agricultural law on water. The Minister of Ecology Serge Lepeltier presents Wednesday, after seven years of heated debate, a bill on water which does not impose any new tax on farmers, in accordance with the commitment made in 2002 by Jacques Chirac during the presidential campaign. France, condemned on many occasions by the […]

Non-food agriculture

The role of agriculture is gradually transforming towards non-100% food agriculture. We have posted a little document online about these new agricultural markets: - Biofuels obviously. In this regard: a pity that it is only official biofuels such as ethanol or diester) - Biodegradable plastics […]

Biogas in Africa

Anaerobic Digestion Project in Africa, Tanzania KEY WORDS: Tanzania, sustainable development, Environment, agriculture, biogas, Africa, renewable energies, anaerobic digestion, economy, social Project carried out in 2003 by DUCLOUS Jérôme and GUILLAUD Landry, 2 students of EIGSI, School engineers from La Rochelle. Their work is quite exceptional since the 2 students went to Tanzania to put […]

Bio-Methanization in Africa in Tanzania, the study to download

Project carried out in 2003 by DUCLOUS Jérôme and GUILLAUD Landry, 2 students of EIGSI, School of engineers of La Rochelle. Their work is quite exceptional since the 2 students went to Tanzania to implement and help the realization of anaerobic digestion units within an NGO. A documentary film was also made. Download […]