EURALIS PROFILING SYSTEM
EURALIS PROVIDER AND PARTNER: ATTENTIVE TO CREATE INVENTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FARMERS
In addition to providing quality seeds through its breeding work, EURALIS has created a genuine advisory and support strategy for farmers. Thanks to the EURALIS Profiling System (EPS) approach, EURALIS steers farmers towards the varieties most suited to their situation and production objectives. Using a rapid diagnosis, which can be conducted by the farmer, EURALIS provides more detailed agronomic advice service.
The background of this service is a client oriented organisation combining a huge research network gathering 500.000 plots spreaded all over Europe and a huge data analysis capacity. In order to stay attentive to the clients needs and to continue that growing dynamics a global approach was elaborated to offer a clear answer to the farmers needs depending on their agro-climatic conditions. EURALIS created two diagnostic tools, each responding to a specific theme: Yield Profile for the variety’s adaptation to the field and Nutri Profile for the suitability in basic feed rations. For each of these tools, EURALIS has defined typical situations, representative of the diversity of farm typologies and pedo-climatic contexts found across Europe. Thanks to the networking of its experimental stations, EURALIS teams have been able to study the behaviour of each hybrid in each of the typical situations. So the farmer identifies his situation and gets a recommendation for a variety that is adapted to this situation.
IS AN EXCLUSIVE APPROACH OF EURALIS WHICH ALLOWS THE CHARACTERIZATION OF CORN VARIETIES ACCORDING TO THEIR PERFORMANCE IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Yield Profile studies behavior of the hybrid depending on the field potential. The objective is to find out the most adapted hybrid in particular conditions of the farmer’s field. The results are collected all over Europe during several years to test hybrids in diverse agronomical situations. EURALIS analysts evaluate performances of each hybrid compared to the average of all hybrids tested in the same conditions (hybrids EURALIS and competitors with same earliness). They explain the behavior of the hybrid depending to the class of field potential: low, medium, high.
Water supply, nutriments input, diseases stress, climatic changes, etc., all those factors have a possible influence on field potential. In Yield Profile score of the hybrid performance is marked in color to show if product is adapted to the specific potential conditions or not.
IS AN EXCLUSIVE APPROACH OF EURALIS WHICH ALLOWS THE CHARACTERIZATION OF MAIZE VARIETIES ACCORDING TO THEIR SUITABILITY IN BASIC FEED RATIONS UNDER DIFFERENT FARM STRUCTURES
Based on the IN SACCO method EURALIS has developed Nutri Profile. The success of these studies, initiated with our associates ARVALIS and INRA allows us to recommend to dairy cattle farmers those varieties with best adaption to their feed ration. The concept Nutri Profile is based on series of 6measures done after 2h, 4h, 8h, 24h, 48h and 72h of incubation by the silage maize samples in the rumen. As a result the digestion dynamic is detected which describes each variety. This dynamic allows to differ between the 2 ORIGINS of the energy value: starch or stover. In Nutri Profile score of the hybrid performance is marked in color to show if product is adapted to the specific situation or not.