Agroscope good food, healthy environment

Work Programme 2022 to 2025

Arbeitsprogramm 22-25 / Weizen

Researching in the System and with Practice

Agroscope’s new 2022–2025 Work Programme aims to strengthen system research and co-create more research with farmers. It is also increasingly guided by the principles of agroecology.

Best4Soil Conference


A Conference to Conclude the Best4Soil Project

Best4Soil, a network promoting soil health in Europe, is organising the virtual Final Conference on 16 February 2022. The aim is to share information and experiences gathered since the launch of the project in 2018.

Plant Protection Products

Plant Protection Products

New Plant Protection Product Risk Indicators for Switzerland

Agroscope has developed risk indicators for plant protection products. These indicators highlight risk trends over time for important environmental compartments. Based on sales volumes of active substances, they take account of specific risk reduction measures.  

Swiss Agricultural Research

Refining Sustainability Assessment

Agroscope wishes to refine its sustainability assessment competencies. It has therefore reorganised a Research Division.


Microflame and Hot Water for Weed Control

The microflame and hot water offer new ways of controlling weeds without herbicides, and are an alternative to laborious manual weeding, e.g. on organic plots. Agroscope and BFH-HAFL are developing and testing the new methods.


Controlling Problematic Plants on Summer Pastures

On alpine pastures, measures for controlling problematic plants are limited. Nevertheless, grazing offers many options, with goats e.g. able to reverse the advance of green alder.


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Publication Search

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.

Magazine «agroscope» November 2021

November 2021 issue of agroscope magazine now online

This issue highlights various approaches aimed at creating a sustainable agriculture and food sector.

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