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Gracing the cover of Agroscope's latest Annual Report are the Kägis, a farming family from the Zurich Oberland that runs one of Switzerland's sustainably managed farms. Within the pages of the Annual Report, Michael Gysi, Jean-Philippe Mayor and Paul Steffen simultaneously look back as former directors of the research stations, as well as ahead in their new functions under the common Agroscope umbrella. The Agroscope Annual Report exists in German, French and English.
Farmers use among other methods plant protection agents to keep pests in check. Accurate spray agent calculation helps save costs and protects the environment. An app from Agroscope is now available on-line for 4 francs.
Yellow nutsedge has become a difficult to control weed in several regions of Switzerland for the last years. It is easily spread by several means of dispersal. It propagates especially well in row crops and crops of limited competitiveness such as vegetables. Yellow nutsedge causes considerable yield losses.
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