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Reduction of Environmental Impacts of Plant Protection Products Is Possible

Reduktion der Umweltauswirkungen von Pflanzenschutzmitteln

Reduction of Environmental Impacts of Plant Protection Products Is Possible

They found that a targeted selection of active substances and systematic adherence to the principles of integrated plant protection can significantly reduce the risks and undesirable environmental impacts of PPPs.
Publication Agroscope Background-Info

Because this study was the subject of media focus, we’d like to provide some additional information to clarify several points that have thrown up questions.

AgroSCOPE – Annual Report 2017 now online

2017 Jahresbericht

AgroSCOPE – Annual Report 2017 now online

Discover more about Agroscope’s innovations in the sphere of digitisation. The cover story ‘Digitised Bees: Ambassadors for Bee Protection’ for example shows how Agroscope goes about researching colony collapse.

Antibiotic Resistance on the Increase


Antibiotic Resistance on the Increase

Agroscope experts are investigating where antibiotic resistance can arise in the food supply chain. The research projects are intended to help highlight and eliminate weak points, so that antibiotics can continue to remain effective against diseases in future.


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.

Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics

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