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Committed to Sustainable Plant Production for the Reduction of Pesticides


Committed to Sustainable Plant Production for the Reduction of Pesticides

Plant protection is indispensable, as it ensures quantity and quality of yield in all plant crops. At Agroscope, developing alternatives to chemical PPPs is a prime concern. Interested in learning more about plant protection from Agroscope?
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Lactose Digestion Revealed


Lactose Digestion Revealed

Agroscope and the CHUV have discovered how to measure the human body’s ability to digest lactose, the sugar contained in milk. A patent for the new method is pending.

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Divona – Agroscope’s New Disease-Resistant White Grape Variety

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Astounding Complexity of Bacterial Genomes Revealed

Agroscope researchers have cracked an especially tricky bacterial genome code and published an analysis of the complexity of genetic information of nearly 10,000 bacteria. Such knowledge makes it possible inter alia to explore the mechanism of action of microorganisms, with the aim of inhibiting pathogens that cause plant diseases.


Potato Pests and Pathology Conference (EAPR), 2nd to 5th September 2019, Neuchâtel

The conference will focus on reducing pesticide use while preserving potato productivity. The Pathology and Pests Section of the European Association for Potato Research  invites researchers to submit their abstracts and register.

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Divona – Agroscope’s New Disease-Resistant White Grape Variety

Agroscope, the Swiss federal centre of excellence for agricultural research, is launching the first multiresistant white grape variety, Divona. The fruit of twenty years of research, Divona is resistant to fungal diseases, and well-suited for the production of high-quality wines – two characteristics that make it a popular variety for viticulture and winemaking.

Kopperstudie SNG I

Cribbing Horses Can also Solve Complex Tasks

Une étude du Haras national suisse réfute le préjugé selon lequel les chevaux tiqueurs sont moins performants en situation d'apprentissage complexe. Tous les chevaux ont été capables tant de différencier des symboles que de résoudre les exercices d'apprentissage inverse. Press Release

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XII RUBUS & RIBES Symposium 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the XII RUBUS & RIBES Symposium 2019 of the ISHS.

Important deadlines
Abstract submission   : 12.11.2018
Early Bird registration : 31.01.2019  / Full texts : 18.02.2019


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.

Early bird registration  REGISTER NOW!

Final programme 

Poster only submission 


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.


Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters


Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics

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