Sugar beet

A competitive innovation

by Christian Huyghe (editorial coordination), Bruno Desprez (editorial coordination), Vincent Laudinat (editorial coordination), Didier Guillaume (preface)
Collection: Hors collection
september 2020

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DOI : 10.35690/978-2-7592-3158-4

Sugar beet has entered the age of liberalism with the abolition of production quotas in Europe. It finds itself on the world market and on an equal footing with sugar cane.
France has benefited from the “AKER - Sugar beet 2020, a competitive innovation” Investments for the Future Programme, which aims to double the annual growth rate of the sugar yield per hectare of beet. It has made a scientific breakthrough by researching all of the genetic diversity available worldwide, and by carrying out genotyping before phenotyping. It is developing new genetic material, available for introduction into future sugar beet varieties. It also offers innovative
tools and methods in the fields of genotyping and phenotyping, supporting players in the sector - beet growers and sugar manufacturers - in their imperative improvement in competitiveness.
This book is mainly intended for scientists and professionals, and all those interested in research, development and training in the plant sector. It has just completed eight years of multidisciplinary work bringing together a hundred scientists.
The AKER programme puts for a long time sugar beet in the top tier of cultivated species and helps to provide the consumer with quality sugar produced locally and under environmentally friendly conditions.


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Table of contents


Petite histoire de la sélection de la betterave
Les objectifs du programme AKER
La betterave aujourd’hui
Ce qui a changé depuis le lancement d’AKER
L’économie sucrière internationale
Jetta Keranen : les obligations du programme AKER vis-à-vis de l’ANR sont-elles remplies ?

Outils et méthodes de génotypage
Séquençage et marquage moléculaire
Traitement de l’information génomique
Mise en place du système d’information
Mitchell Mc Grath : quel est l’impact international du programme AKER ?

Outils et méthodes de phénotypage
Programme de phénotypage
Phénotypage des semences et plantules
Phénotypage en végétation, au champ
Vincent Laudinat : le programme AKER va-t-il satisfaire les attentes de la filière betterave

Du matériel génétique nouveau
Doubler le rythme de croissance annuelle du rendement
Schéma général du programme AKER
Critères d’évaluation des 3 000 hybrides
Résultats obtenus
Bruno Desprez : les réalisations du programme AKER sont-elles à la hauteur des ambitions de départ ?

Un programme ouvert
Des programmes complémentaires
Des réponses à de nouvelles questions
Une contribution dynamique pour une agriculture moderne
Un programme partenarial, collaboratif, pluridisciplinaire
Un programme transversal
Un continuum recherche-enseignement-entreprise
La force de la communication
Une dimension internationale
Christian Huyghe : et maintenant, quelles perspectives à 360° pour le programme AKER

Principales publications scientifiques
Les partenaires du programme AKER
Les collaborateurs du programme AKER
Crédits photographiques

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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Hors collection

Published: 18 september 2020

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759231584

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759231591

DOI eBook [PDF] : 10.35690/978-2-7592-3158-4

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 152

Interior: Colour

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02735NUM

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02735EPB

Size: 15 Mo (PDF), 21 Mo (ePub)