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Maize Cultivation

Maize Cultivation: Maps of Accumulated Temperatures Support the Choice of Varieties

Maize Cultivation: Maps of Accumulated Temperatures Support the Choice of Varieties

Maize is one of the most important crops in Switzerland. Variety selection and site adaptation play a crucial role in maize cultivation in a changing climate. Heat-supply maps created by Agroscope help in the choice of suitable varieties.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Below ground Boden Grafik

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Is Optimised

Agroscope researchers have shown that in extensive cultivation systems, significantly more carbon enters the soil via plant roots than previously assumed.

Japanese Beetle


Urgent Measures for Controlling Japanese Beetle

As the harmful Japanese beetle has now become established in Sottoceneri (canton of Ticino), the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture has ordered containment measures. These are intended to halt the further spread of this pest in Switzerland.


DAMASYS project – the call for tenders is published on

Agroscope is seeking to procure a data management system supporting agricultural crop research. Tenderers are invited to submit an offer by 26 February 2021.

Lutz Merbold

Potrait of Lutz Merbold: Head of Division since October

Lutz Merbold hopes to make a more positive impact on the climate debate in agriculture at Agroscope. Using agroecological approaches, he hopes to highlight potential solutions. More about him in our Portrait.

Kühe Liegeboxen

Generous Sizing of Cubicles for Dairy Cows

An Agroscope study shows the adverse affect of cubicles that are too small on the lying behaviour of large cows in free stalls. New-builds must therefore be proactively geared to the future body size of cows.


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Agroscope researchers' publications can be found in the Institutional Repository. If the PDF of the publication is freely available, it can be downloaded. Otherwise, the publication reference will inform you of where the paper was published.

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agroscope will be published several times a year, and feature highlights from Agroscope research.

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Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters

Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics