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Jan 31st 2019

Demonstration and experimental fields of Lycée Technique Agricole

Since Luxembourg has only the LTA (Lycée Technique Agricole) as a green school, it is normal that also the agricultural research is mainly done by this school. So, trial plots are managed and evaluated by our school in cooperation with the ministry of agriculture. Regularly the farmers are invited to inform them of the obtained results and findings. The research work is done at the school. All the labours are mainly done by school personal, but students assist them in doing their training on the research plots.

More information can be found on our school site look at the videos to get some impression or just read the summary of our research projects:

Objectives

  • practical initial training
  • knowledge transfer according to the bottom-up philosophy
  • further training
  • national variety testing (cereals, potatoes)

Domains

  • permanent grassland (68 small plots, 1 ha)
  • cereals production methods and variety testing (4000 small plots on different sites)
  • potatoes production methods (4 trials, 0,2 ha) and variety testing (350 small plots, 0,6 ha)

National and international project partnership

  • Interreg Autoprot (Improvement of protein self-sufficiency)
  • Interreg FABulous Farmers (functional Agro-biodiversity)
  • International Grassland Days (of the Greater Region of Luxembourg, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia, Grand-Est)
  • EFFO (Crop rotation, reduced use of pesticides)
  • Sentinelle (Plant diseases warning service)
  • Legutec (Alternative weed control in legume cultivation)
  • Interreg Perséphone (Integration of biogas into bioeconomy)
  • Interreg Imagine (Reintegration of young people)
  • Interreg GROOF (Urban gardening, greenhouse on roofs)

Technical staff

  • 25 people


Photo. 2 of the hardworking staff at the “Day of the Farm” at LTA: Alain Cossmann and Fons Logtenberg