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Magazine «agroscope» July 2022

July 2022 issue of agroscope magazine now online

This issue sheds light on research topics such as the new Smart Farming technologies, soil carbon sequestration and the improvement of wine quality.

Water Use in Agriculture

Water Use in Agriculture

Rising Expenditure for Water Use in Agriculture

The past 30 years have seen a clear trend towards rising water costs. The sup-ply of agricultural land with water from natural sources is thus coming under increasing pressure.

Swiss Agricultural Research



Ways to an environmentally friendly and healthy diet

The conclusion reached on the Agroscope Life Cycle Assessment Platform: making our diet more sustainable requires a holistic analysis of production, healthy eating, consumer decisions and the entire food system, as well as the involvement of all stakeholders.

Bt Maize

Bt Maize Has Minimal Impact on Non-Target Organisms

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium proteins protect Bt maize from being fed on by specific insects. A new, systematic analysis of international field data confirms that non-target organisms in Bt maize are largely spared.

Swiss Agricultural Research

International collaboration in the INVITE project to improve variety selection.

Agroscope is participating in this project, which aims to encourage the introduction of new varieties that are better adapted to different biotic and abiotic conditions and to more-sustainable crop management practices.

Meeting of the European Apple and Pear Variety Testing Working Group

The latest pome-fruit trends and breeding programmes were discussed at the EUFRIN Meeting in June.


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