Herbology in Field Crops

Head of Research Group




Herbology in Field Crops

Weed control is necessary in all crops in order to prevent yield losses.

Research Project


Weed Management in Arable Farming

Using less herbicide in arable farming is an important contribution to the develop-ment of cropping systems that are both more environmentally friendly and more sustainable. One option being investigated by Agroscope is weed suppression by catch crops. In this context, we are also searching for new phytotoxic substances in root exudates that will allow weeds to be controlled naturally. In addition, invasive plants in agriculture are monitored, and measures for controlling especially danger-ous weeds are developed.