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Switzerland at the forefront of sustainable viticulture

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Switzerland at the forefront of sustainable viticulture

Integrated production in viticulture represents more than 85 % of the Swiss vineyard. Christian Linder (Agroscope) explains the history and thinking behind this approach to sustainable wine production (a video by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, 12.07.19).

The EGF-EUCARPIA Symposium

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Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich

The EGF-EUCARPIA Symposium for Forage Production and Forage-Plant Breeding confirms Switzerland’s pioneering role.

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Agroscope Study Assesses Impacts of Drinking-Water Initiative

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Agroscope Study Assesses Impacts of Drinking-Water Initiative

An Agroscope study shows potential impacts of the Drinking-Water Initiative on the Swiss agricultural sector under 18 different scenarios.




Blockchain meets agriculture: Hacking for the Farming Sector

The first Swiss Blockchain Hack-Marathon – Hackathon for short – took place on the weekend of 21 June.


Cacao Cultivation: Great Potential for Improvement

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.


Corinne Boss Takes Reins of ‘Animals and Products of Animal Origin’ Competence Division at Agroscope

Corinne Boss is the new Head of Agroscope’s ‘Animals and Products of Animal Origin’ Competence Division for Research Technology and Knowledge Transfer; in this capacity, she also becomes a Member of the Agroscope Executive Board.

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MycoKey Mais Petrischalen

Improved Prevention of Mycotoxins in Wheat, Barley and Maize

Mycotoxins are a worldwide threat to human and animal health. As a partner in the EU MycoKey project, Agroscope will be hosting an international conference in Zurich from 18–19 June 2019.

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Kick-off Workshop on Pesticide Residues in Cuban Soils

As part of a two-day workshop, the Cuban-Swiss team informed the various local stakeholders about the SNSF-r4d project PERECUSO.

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Simulating in vitro what happens with proteins in vivo

An international team of scientists has successfully developed a harmonised method for the in vitro digestion of proteins. At the helm of the 15-nation research team are Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland, represented by Agroscope

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Potato Pests and Pathology Conference (EAPR), 2nd to 5th September 2019, Neuchâtel

The conference will focus on reducing pesticide use while preserving potato productivity. The Pathology and Pests Section of the European Association for Potato Research  invites researchers to submit their abstracts and register.

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Divona – Agroscope’s New Disease-Resistant White Grape Variety

Agroscope, the Swiss federal centre of excellence for agricultural research, is launching the first multiresistant white grape variety, Divona. The fruit of twenty years of research, Divona is resistant to fungal diseases, and well-suited for the production of high-quality wines – two characteristics that make it a popular variety for viticulture and winemaking.

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Cribbing Horses Can also Solve Complex Tasks

Une étude du Haras national suisse réfute le préjugé selon lequel les chevaux tiqueurs sont moins performants en situation d'apprentissage complexe. Tous les chevaux ont été capables tant de différencier des symboles que de résoudre les exercices d'apprentissage inverse. Press Release

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XII RUBUS & RIBES Symposium 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the XII RUBUS & RIBES Symposium 2019 of the ISHS.

Important deadlines
Abstract submission   : 12.11.2018
Early Bird registration : 31.01.2019  / Full texts : 18.02.2019


Maize Influences Microorganisms to Repel Pests

Plants excrete antibodies from their roots into the soil. In this way, they influence the microbial communities in the soil, thereby improving the health of the next generation of plants.


Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) Database

The Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) database provides information on 844 poisonous plants in Switzerland and 1586 of their phytotoxins together with an extensive phytotoxin characterization regarding environmental behavior.


Reaccreditation of the Seed-Testing Laboratory by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

Every year, Agroscope’s seed-testing laboratory analyses the quality of more than 6000 seed samples from over 200 different plant species. The laboratory once again successfully demonstrated its expertise, and was officially reaccredited by the ISTA for the period 2018-2020.


Environmental Analytics

The Environmental Analytics Working Group investigates properties, emission pathways and degradation mechanisms of these agricultural micropollutants in different environmental matrices.

Services Pflanzenschutz Tools

All Tools for Effective Plant Protection

Agroscope contributes forecasting and monitoring tools for diseases, pests and much more so that farmers have prompt and cost-free access to vital information for protecting their crops in an efficient and eco-friendly manner.

Research and consultation

Agricultural research supports an agriculture which produces healthy foodstuffs and preserves a life worthy landscape.

Forschungskonzept Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft 2017-2020 (PDF, 2 MB, 12.12.2016)

Good Roughage Quality for Horses

Rhoughage Quality

Because horses are especially sensitive to spoilt or contaminated feedstuffs, hygienic quality is one of the most important criteria for horseforage. The web application supports you in evaluating the roughage quality.

Further Information


AgroSCOPE – Annual Report 2018 now online

Discover more about Agroscope’s innovations in the sphere of soil fertility. Three Agroscope research groups are taking a close look at soils and developing productive farming methods that encourage soil fertility.

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Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters


Certified Virus-Free Seed Potatoes, thanks to Molecular Diagnostics

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