Wild Bees Fly for Research

What stresses wild bees? Is it certain plant-protection products, the absence of nutrient-rich foods – or a combination of both factors? Together with research partners throughout Europe, Agroscope is investigating these issues.


Chickpea: cultivation possible in Switzerland

The chickpea was cultivated in Asia as long ago as 8000 years BC. Today, chickpeas are the third-most important pulse in the world and can be used as a meat substitute without gluten. Experiences show that cultivation is possible in Switzerland.


Nitrate Leaching in Vegetable Production

The risk of nitrate leaching is higher in field vegetable production than in arable crops or grassland. Different species of vegetables have different leaching potentials, which can be reduced through appropriate management.


Yellow Nutsedge: Recognition and Control

A dreaded invasive plant, yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) causes major harvest losses in crops. The video shows how this invader can be identified and controlled; fortunately there is still time to stop its spread.


Pest Control with Gene Drives

To control pests without pesticides, genetically modified organisms of the same species could be used. But how can the environmental impact of such gene-drive elements be recorded and assessed?


Scenarios for the future

The SALBES Project examines developments in agricultural production and biodiversity arising in the context of climate change, the markets, new technologies, and policy.


Marc Andrey Takes Over as Head of Communication

In Marc Andrey, Agroscope have acquired a communications specialist with many years of professional and leadership experience for this management post. Marc Andrey takes up his duties on 1 June 2020.


Tools for Effective Plant Protection

Agroscope provides farmers with disease and pest forecasting systems, databases listing authorised PPPs and practical recommendations.


United in the Fight against Japanese Beetle

Agroscope has been awarded the contract for an EU Horizon2020 Project. Together with European partners, it aims to develop sustainable strategies for controlling the quarantine pest, Japanese beetle.


How to Monitor Livestock Health Digitally

An overview of digital systems available on the market shows that the greatest range is on offer for monitoring dairy cows and the smallest for monitoring fattening and dairy sheep and goats.