Breeding Research

Head of Research Group



Research Project

Zuechtungsforschung Marssonina

Principles and Molecular Methods for Plant Breeding

The use of disease-resistant varieties is a sustainable approach for reducing the use of plant-protection products in agriculture. Agroscope provides breeders with the basic requirements of efficient resistance breeding. We also investigate the opportunities and environmental risks posed by the prototypes from the new breeding technologies, testing them in the laboratory and greenhouse, as well as in the field on the so-called ‘Protected Site’.