Dr. Joël Bérard will be taking the reins of the ‘Animal Production Systems and Animal Health’ Strategic Research Division at Agroscope. In this capacity he will become a member of the Executive Board. Currently Head of Research at AgroVet-Strickhof, Bérard will be joining Agroscope on 1 April 2020.
At the international symposium of the International Commission for Plant-Pollinator Relationships, organised by Agroscope, experts exchanged ideas on the latest findings in the field of bee protection.
Agriculture generates large quantities of data which allow us to calculate life-cycle assessments and environmental indicators. The conference will highlight the opportunities and risks of this aspect of digitisation and automation. Registration is possible up to 15 November 2019.
On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, CENSA (The National Center for Animal and Plant Health, Cuba) expressed its gratitude to Agroscope for the many years of successful collaboration between the two institutions.
Not all cows are the same when it comes to their forage preferences: research carried out by Agroscope and the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen shows that cattle breed influences the botanical composition of pasture. For instance, the species diversity on pastures grazed by Highland cattle is higher than that on pastures grazed by production-oriented cattle breeds.
Together with the International Commission for Plant-Pollinator Relationships (ICPPR), Agroscope is organising an international symposium in Bern, which will take place from 23-25 October 2019 and focus on the topic of bee protection. Register now, or submit your abstract by 15 August 2019!
Inspired by the cultivation technique used in apple production, Agroscope has collaborated with Brazilian farms to further develop cacao-growing techniques. Thanks to digital technologies, cacao plants have even been successfully grown in a semi-arid climate.