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Storage of Commercial Potatoes

Storage of Commercial Potatoes

Potato Varieties for Chips and Crisps Stored without CIPC: A Major Challenge

Chlorpropham (CIPC), the main sprout suppressant used when storing commercial potatoes, is now prohibited in Switzerland. Agroscope tested alternative substances in order to guarantee the production of indigenous chips and crisps.


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.


Wild Bees Fly for Research

What stresses wild bees? In this video, Matthias Albrecht outlines the initial findings of the trials and shows what is needed to develop effective mitigation measures.


Conference 'Plants & well-being'

In association with the Dalle Molle Foundation, Agroscope is organising a colloquium on the subject of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants to be held from 9am to 4.30pm on Friday 13 November 2020, at the Hôtel Aquatis in Lausanne.


LabourScope – The Work Budget for Agriculture and Housekeeping

How much time does it take to perform the individual activities on a farm? Are all those involved satisfied with the distribution of the work? How could the distribution be further improved?


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