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Les Unités Expérimentales du centre INRA Toulouse - Auzeville

Experimental units

Updated on 12/02/2013
Published on 11/13/2013

Experimental Units at the core of our Research

Experimental Units and Experimental Facilities are part of shared INRA scientific infrastructures and systems.

Most of our researches must be backed up by technical or Experimental Facilities for agricultural purpose or livestock production.

INRA gathers 49 Experimental Units and about 50 Experimental Facilities (within Research Units). Devices are spread over all 17 National Centers and related to almost all of our Scientific Divisions -except for MIA (Division of Applied Mathematics and Informatics)and SAE(Social Sciences, Agriculture and food, Rural Development and Environment) -

Scientific domains involved by the Experimental Units and Facilities are: the collection and preservation, identification of animal genetic resources, microbial resources, plant resources; data production and references  backing up Research; Environmental observation; species selection or materiel génétique; the design and demonstration (or feasibility) of new agricultural systems (crop and breeding).

Experimental Units are specific to a highly strategic plan for INRA.
In our Institute, the CNUE(National Commission for Experimental Units)deals with the management and follow-up of our Experimental Units and Facilities.

Our Toulouse Centre provides 4 Experimental Units of various fields of interest:

  1. The Auzeville estate (Haute-Garonne area) : fields crops, cereals, oilseeds
  2. The Rabbits Experimental facility located at Auzeville (TOULousain)
  3. The La Fage estate in the Aveyron region : ovine species for dairy and meat production
  4. The Langlade estate in the Haute-Garonne area: ovine species for meat and rabbits

The units stand at the heart of our researches. They closely interact with our Research Units and provide innovation. They are also part of regional, national, sometimes European networks.