2nd week program: …to the field !
During the second week, in order to combine theory with the practice and reality of the professional world, specific theme days are organized. The days are based on the agricultural sectors listed below.
Students may thus discover the research laboratories and experimental facilities available at the University of Bordeaux, discuss with researchers who are active within chosen themes and visit agricultural and industrial facilities in Aquitaine to exchange with professionals from each industry.
Visits of laboratories, farms, industrial campus sites :
Day 1 : Forest and Arcachon Bay
Laboratory (Pierotton INRA), Smurfit Kappa (Marcheprime), Oyster House at Gujan Mestras
and the Dune of Pyla, Sturgeon rearing for caviar production (Mios).
Day 2 : Corn and poultry
“Maisadour” factory (Mont-de-Marsan), experimental unit on palmipeds (Artiguères)
and poultry farm.
Day 3 : Tomato and carrot
Pot au Pin farm (Cestas) and 10 hectare tomato greenhouse (Parentis-en-Born).
Day 4 : Strawberry
“Ciref” - center for the selection of strawberry varieties (Douville)
Day 5 : Vine and Wine
Laboratories at the Institute of Vine and Wine Science (ISVV) and the vineyard of Château Couhins