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Raw Milk

Mechanische Belastung minimieren

Exploring the World of Raw-Milk Products

What experience do artisan farms and businesses have in the manufacture of raw-milk products? In association with the Centre of Excellence for Raw-Milk Products, Agroscope researcher Hans-Peter Bachmann visits farms all over Switzerland. The fourth trip takes us to the Girenbad cheese dairy.



What Are the Most Promising Crops for an Agrivoltaic System?

Agrivoltaics combines energy generation and agricultural production on the same land. Although this system is eliciting increasing interest, its success depends on numerous factors and the most compatible crops have yet to be identified.

Swiss Agricultural Research

Grass Silages


Quality of Silages from Intensively Managed Permanent Meadows

While botanical composition, growth cycle and phenological stage are integral factors, they are not the sole determinants of the quality of grass silages from intensively managed permanent meadows.

Swiss Agricultural Research



The Many Uses of the ‘Most Beautiful’ Yeast, Metschikowia pulcherrima

Metschnikowia pulcherrima is a naturally occurring yeast with applications in agriculture, the food industry and biotechnology. Agroscope is investigating this yeast in particular with regard to biocontrol applications in plant protection.

Swiss Agricultural Research



Plant protection, variety breeding and testing, optimisation of cultivation techniques - for agroecological production systems

Qualitative and sensorial analyses of foodstuffs for a high-quality, healthy diet and safe food.

Research on bees, horses, pigs and ruminants as well as official inspection of their feed - for economic and animal-friendly husbandry.

Research for an agricultural sector that preserves biodiversity as well as soil, air and water quality against the backdrop of climate change.

Socioeconomic analyses of agricultural labour, income monitoring, digitisation and smart farming – for an economic and socially sustainable agriculture.

Virtual or physical stations where researchers and practitioners together work together in co-creation to develop solutions for a sustainable agricultural sector.


Virtual Fencing without Long-Term Stress for Cows

Agroscope researchers tested a virtual fencing system that delimits the pastures without a physical barrier, using acoustic and electrical signals only. The cows quickly learned the system without longer-term negative effects on animal welfare.


Liste variétale

Lists of Recommended Varieties

As far as possible, the tested and recommended varieties meet the following criteria: they are adapted to our soil and climate, disease-resistant, compliant with market quality standards, high-yielding and easy to produce.



Agrometeo is a platform that summarises information and decision-support tools for the optimised application of plant protection measures in agriculture.


Magazine «agroscope» September 2023

Magazine «agroscope» September 2023

Agroscope researches for an agricultural sector that is adapted to climate change. Discover articles on invasive species (neobiota), drought-resistant plants and heat stress in dairy cows in the September issue of agroscope Magazine.

Agrarforschung Online

Swiss Agricultural Research

Swiss Agricultural Research publishes Swiss agriculture and food sector research findings online. This open-access journal is published by Agroscope. Additional partners are the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, the School of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences HAFL and the AGRIDEA advisory centres.