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Analyse des pratiques de gestion des bords de route et perception des agriculteurs de ces espaces d'interface zones potentiellement réservoirs de biodiversité

Abstract : The road verge is a grass covered and continuous strip and it could be considerate as an ecological corridor. That is why some of them are mowing later by the local communities. Farmers suspect this delaying mowing to increase the dispersal of weed species in their fields. As part of the IRMA (roads-fields interaction) project, we are interested in the perception of the management of the interface between the roads and the fields by farmers and in the relations with their agricultural practices. We conducted semi-directive interviews with 24 farmers who have fields along departmental roads in two different agricultural landscapes typical of the Indre et Loire department. The thematic analysis of the interview contents has shown that all the farmers think the delaying mowing is source of dispersion of weed. It would appear that the road verge representation of farmers influence their management practice of the field margin. More intensive practices are in relation with a sensitive approach of the landscape whereas reasoned practices are linked to a technical rationality and a sensitivity to the environmental preservation. The establishment of a social dialogue between the farmers and the management of roads service could help a better acceptance of this new type of mowing.
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Flavie Rongère. Analyse des pratiques de gestion des bords de route et perception des agriculteurs de ces espaces d'interface zones potentiellement réservoirs de biodiversité. Sciences agricoles. 2014. ⟨dumas-01095674⟩

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