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Wild Bees Fly for Research

Poshbee Bienen

Wild Bees Fly for Research

What stresses wild bees? Is it certain plant-protection products, the absence of nutrient-rich foods – or a combination of both factors? Together with research partners throughout Europe, Agroscope is investigating these issues.

Yellow Nutsedge: Recognition and Control


Yellow Nutsedge: Recognition and Control

A dreaded invasive plant, yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) causes major harvest losses in crops. The video shows how this invader can be identified and controlled; fortunately there is still time to stop its spread.

Pest Control with Gene Drives

Drosophila Suzukii Gene Drive

Pest Control with Gene Drives

To control pests without pesticides, genetically modified organisms of the same species could be used. But how can the environmental impact of such gene-drive elements be recorded and assessed?


Chickpea: cultivation possible in Switzerland

The chickpea was cultivated in Asia as long ago as 8000 years BC. Today, chickpeas are the third-most important pulse in the world and can be used as a meat substitute without gluten. Experiences show that cultivation is possible in Switzerland.

Nitratauswaschung Gemüsebau

Nitrate Leaching in Vegetable Production

The risk of nitrate leaching is higher in field vegetable production than in arable crops or grassland. Different species of vegetables have different leaching potentials, which can be reduced through appropriate management.


Scenarios for the future

The SALBES Project examines developments in agricultural production and biodiversity arising in the context of climate change, the markets, new technologies, and policy.


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Agroscope researchers' publications can be found in the Institutional Repository. If the PDF of the publication is freely available, it can be downloaded. Otherwise, the publication reference will inform you of where the paper was published.

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Tools for Effective Plant Protection

Agroscope provides farmers with disease and pest forecasting systems, databases listing authorised PPPs and practical recommendations.

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Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters


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