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Milchsaeurebakterien, Magen, Liebefeld-Kulturen

Lactic Acid Bacteria Could Contribute to Healthy Gut Flora

Can the human gut microbiome be optimised through the dietary uptake of certain bacteria? Researchers from Agroscope and the University of Bern analysed the potential of lactic acid bacteria from the Liebefeld strain collection in this respect. For a century now, the bacteria have been isolated and collected from Swiss dairies and archived at Agroscope.

Livestock Research

Gruppe GenoPhenomics

For Healthier, More Efficient and Resistant Livestock: Agroscope Strengthens Livestock Research

With the new ‘Animal GenoPhenomics’ Research Group, Agroscope is strengthening livestock research and interdisciplinary networking, tapping into new findings and opportunities for synergy, especially in the fields of animal breeding and animal health.

Healthy Propionic Acid Bacteria

Traditional Foods as Alternatives to Synthetic Compounds

Traditional Foods as Alternatives to Synthetic Compounds

A strong immune system is important for health. Foods that are rich in propionic acid, such as Emmental cheese, have a supportive effect, and are a possible alternative to compounds with synthetically produced propionic acid.

Swiss Agricultural Research 18.09.2020
Sown Wildflower Strips

Sown Wildflower Strips and Hedgerows – Good for Pest Control, Pollination and Yields?

Sown wildflower strips improve pest control, and diverse, perennial strips also improve pollination services. Hedgerows in Switzerland yielded good results, while internationally effects were inconsistent. The effects on yield were variable.

Swiss Agricultural Research 25.09.2020

Almond Trees in Switzerland: Pipe Dream or Opportunity?

Can growing almond trees be a new way forward for Swiss fruit growing? What is the potential here in terms of production and marketing? Answers to these questions are being provided by Agroscope researchers in partnership with representatives from practice and administration.


Climate-Friendly Soil Management

The European Joint Programme aims to promote climate-friendly soil management in agriculture, i.e. soil-management systems that contribute to the preservation of ecosystem services.


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Agroscope Magazin KEF

The new agroscope magazine is out

This first issue contains the 2019 Annual Report; agroscope will be published several times a year, and feature highlights from Agroscope research. The current issue deals inter alia with the future of Agroscope, as well as the environmental impact of the Drinking Water Initiative.

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Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters

Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics