Fodder-Plant Breeding

High-performing varieties of grasses and clover form the basis for the efficient production of roughage, and hence also for a sustainable meat and dairy sector. For the development and provision of varieties adapted to Swiss conditions, the ‘Fodder-Plant Breeding’ Group runs a breeding programme encompassing several types of grasses and legumes.

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Fodder Plant Breeding

Agroscope breeds fodder plants for grassland-based animal production. This provides Swiss farmers with high-yielding varieties of grasses and clover for cultivation in temporary-ley mixtures.

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