The third workshop organized in France as part of the European INNOSETA H2020 project (thematic network on spraying) was held online (videoconference) on July 2nd, 2020. This day could not take place face to face, as initially planned, due to the health situation related to Covid19.
This day of technical exchanges dedicated to spraying innovation in field crops was co-organized by IFV (French Institute of Wine and Vineyards) and Arvalis Institut du Végétal with the support of CEMA (European union of agro-equipment manufacturers), FNCuma and Vegephyl.
This workshop started with the presentation of the INNOSETA project and its interactive web platform which lists all the spraying innovations, all sectors combined, at the European level (https://platform.innoseta.eu/).
This introduction was followed by the presentation of the “Contrat de Solutions” (https://contratsolutions.fr/), a collection of solutions to reduce the use and impact of plant protection products (PPP), established in a concerted manner by forty French partners.
The objective of the workshop was to bring together stakeholders involved in the field crop sector in France (sprayer manufacturers, phytosanitary firms, administrations, agricultural development stakeholders, farmers, technical institutes, etc.) to think about the issues surrounding spraying innovation and identify ways to encourage its appropriation by farmers. This paper presents the outcomes from the Workshop.