Field Crops and Grazing Systems
Our scientific activities are meant to promote an efficient and profitable production of high-quality plant products for both human consumption and feed purposes.
Arable Crop Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
We set out to supply plant varieties that can be grown more easily and in an environmentally-compatible manner (imposing no major demands and requiring only limited if, indeed, any treatment at all).
Quality and Safety of Products, Nutrition and Health
We align our research activities with the demands of consumers and stakeholders, supporting them with solid knowledge for a healthy, safe and attractive diet comprising fresh and processed plant products of Swiss origin.
Production and Plant Protection of Crops in Alpine Areas / Greenhouse Crops
Development of pest and disease control strategies, including biological control, and definition of product quality standards.
Plant Protection for Arable Crops and Vines / Viticulture and Oenology
Plant protection is at the heart of a competitive and high quality agricultural production system. A number of organisms, whether pathogens, pests or weeds, are liable to interfere with crop development and to severely affect harvest quality.
Plant Protection and Fruit and Vegetable Extension
Eco-friendly cultivation and sustainable plant protection are the prerequisite for marketable, high quality fruit and vegetables.