Institut technique de l’horticulture

Areas of expertise

Key tasks

The 3 missions of ASTREDHOR are ensured by the joint work of the national unit and the six regional units:

  1. To raise the expectations of the economic actors
  2. Create innovation of general interest and bring expertise: assemble scientific knowledge, Conduct research activities, design tools
  3. Transfer and disseminate knowledge and technical results

 

The research priority areas of the qualified technical institute of the sector are:

  • cultural techniques: rationalization of practices, limitation of inputs and costs ...
  • plant protection: integrated biological protection, selectivity or efficacy testing for approval extension dossiers ...
  • broadening the range: development of cut foliage, search for species with low energy requirements or adapted to drought, renewal of the range for cut flowers and potted plants ...
  • plant quality, behavior and post-production use: distribution, holding of plants ...
  • market research and consumer expectations ...
  • study and behavior of urban vegetation, urban agriculture, phytoremediation ...
  • food and non-food uses of plants