#5 - August 2010
The final programme is downloadable
here and the printed version will be enclosed in your
ESA members, and participants who wish to get more information about
ESA, are invited to attend:
In order to prepare the important decision to be taken during the
General Assembly regarding the future of ESA, ESA representatives
(board, division chairs and national representatives) are invited
to attend the enlarged ESA
Board meeting on Monday August 30th, from 18:15 to 19:30 in Joffre
The ESA General
Assembly on Wednesday September 1, from 17:30 to 19:00 in
Division Meetings on Tuesday August 31, from 17:30 to 18:45.
Select one of the following meetings according to your scientific
• Barthez room: Division D1; “Crop System Biology:
the functioning of the plant in a field”; Dimah Habash (Chair)
and Xinyou Yin (co-chair)
• Einstein auditorium: Division D2; “Field Scale Agroecology:
The cultivated field as an ecosystem”; Muriel Morison (Chair)
and Christian Gary (co-chair).
• Rondelet room: Division D3: “Cropping Systems at
Farm, Regional and Global Scales: the Cropping System in its embedding
systems”; Olaf Christen (Chair) and Marc Benoit (co-chair).
If you make an oral presentation please check in the updated programme
the exact time slot allowed and prepare your presentation accordingly
to stick strictly to this time. You are invited to come to the session
room 15 min. in advance to meet the chairman and check your presentation
which should have been uploaded beforehand (from Sunday afternoon,
on Joffre 5 preview room ).
Key-note speakers scheduled on Monday 30th sessions are invited
to send their presentations in advance by email to
invite you to register and install your poster on Sunday 29th, to
avoid rushing on Monday morning. Organizing Committee members will
be present to help you. Due to a high number of posters, we decided
to arrange two posters and coffee breaks areas:
1 – Joffre: all S2 posters + S3.1
3 – Citadelle lounge: S3.2 + S3.3 + S4
lists will also be available at the registration desk; you can already
it from the website.
far, 578 participants are registered.
registration desk at the Corum conference center will be open from
Sunday August 29th from 14:00 until 19:00, as well as the posters
areas and the speakers preview room (Joffre 5) to upload your presentation.
are also invited to attend the welcome reception from 18:00 to 20:00
at Corum and the Public Conference
« Mais que font les agronomes ? » from
20:30 to 23:00 at the Rabelais auditorium which is next to Corum
on the Esplanade Charles De Gaulle. This conference (in French)
will mix debates, theater performance and movies.
Dossiers d'Agropolis International"
Crops and cropping systems, the latest issue of Agropolis dossier
will be available in your bag. This latest issue provide a synthetic
presentation of the research groups of the Agropolis institutes
involved in agronomy.
The French version will be available during the congress at the
Agropolis booth. Right now you can already download and browse them
here and identify groups you can meet during the conference for
English version >>
you have requested a room in the Montpellier SupAgro students residence,
please contact Isabelle
Bastie before Friday August 27th to confirm your arrival time
(if not yet done).
already announced in the last newsletter, we had to cancel the "Olive
and Pont du Gard" field trip. If you registered for this field
trip, please contact as soon as possible Enjoy
registration services, as places for other trips are
13 places for the "Wine and St Guilhem" and 18 for the
"Rice and Camargue Regional Park" field trips are still
can find useful information on the website
to help you when you arrive in Montpellier. Nonetheless, do not
hesitate to contact us if you need further help. Weather forecasts
at the moment are quite unpredictable, but these are the latest
you want to know more about the 5th
World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating the
3rd Farming Systems Design Conference scheduled in 2011 (September
26-29, Brisbane, Australia), you will be able to meet Peter de Voil
in Joffre area during coffee breaks.
a nice trip to Montpellier and see you on Sunday !