Argentina, a big scale agriculture lab

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Argentina, a big scale agriculture lab

Argentina´s agriculture is big scale: 150 M hectares. Is a big player in the world markets of soybean, wheat, corn, sunflower, peanuts, lemon, wine, pears, apples, cattle beef, honey, dairy products, etc. Its particular geography allows Argentina to produce under tropical, subtropical, temperate, semi-arid and even dessert areas.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research
Datum

vr 9 februari 2018 12:30

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

At the same time, highly capitalized agriculture production systems coexist with medium and small peasant farms. Scale and diversity makes Argentina an ideal "lab" for global agricultural research im defying issues like GMOs impacts; herbicide resistant weeds; agrochemical contamination issues, big scale agro-ecology, some plant and animal diseases; pest resistant to insecticides; precision agriculture in big farms, etc. INTA is the ideal partner for European institutions wishing to work in joint research projects.