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International Agronomic Research Congress Convenes in Geneva

Staphylococcus areus

Solution Found for Problem Bacterium in Swiss Dairy Sector

Staphylococcus aureus is a dreaded pathogen in dairy farming and cheese production. A genetic test developed by Agroscope can now reliably detect it in milk samples, thereby providing the basis for the decontamination of entire herds.


Maize Influences Microorganisms to Repel Pests

Plants excrete antibodies from their roots into the soil. In this way, they influence the microbial communities in the soil, thereby improving the health of the next generation of plants.


Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) Database

The Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) database provides information on 844 poisonous plants in Switzerland and 1586 of their phytotoxins together with an extensive phytotoxin characterization regarding environmental behavior.


Reaccreditation of the Seed-Testing Laboratory by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

Every year, Agroscope’s seed-testing laboratory analyses the quality of more than 6000 seed samples from over 200 different plant species. The laboratory once again successfully demonstrated its expertise, and was officially reaccredited by the ISTA for the period 2018-2020.

European Society for Agronomy - XVe Congress, August 27-31 Geneva

European Society for Agronomy - XVe Congress, August 27-31 Geneva

Agroscope leads the organization of this international congress together with ETHZ and FiBL.

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Which Predators Make a Meal of Drosophila suzukii?

Agroscope experts have developed a method for detecting genetic material of the spottet-wing drosophila in the stomachs of predators. And they found…


Environmental Analytics

The Environmental Analytics Working Group investigates properties, emission pathways and degradation mechanisms of these agricultural micropollutants in different environmental matrices.

Services Pflanzenschutz Tools

All Tools for Effective Plant Protection

Agroscope contributes forecasting and monitoring tools for diseases, pests and much more so that farmers have prompt and cost-free access to vital information for protecting their crops in an efficient and eco-friendly manner.

Research and consultation

Agricultural research supports an agriculture which produces healthy foodstuffs and preserves a life worthy landscape.

Forschungskonzept Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft 2017-2020 (PDF, 2 MB, 12.12.2016)

Good Roughage Quality for Horses

Rhoughage Quality

Because horses are especially sensitive to spoilt or contaminated feedstuffs, hygienic quality is one of the most important criteria for horseforage. The web application supports you in evaluating the roughage quality.

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Research Platform « Flowering Habitats »

Agriculture faces many challenges. In order to be sustainable, it must produce as efficiently as possible and, at the same time, preserve the natural resources and allow farmers to make a reasonable income. One of the many challenges is to use tailored flowering elements on the farm, which promote ecosystem services (pollination, pest control, etc.) in order to enable high-quality agricultural production and preserve biodiversity. The platform "Flowering Habitats" by Agroscope, FiBL, HAFL and SBV aims to help overcome this challenge.


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