Tools & Publications

A New App for Agroscope Publications

Agroscope publications and journals will henceforth be accessible via tablet and smartphone, thanks to the new ‘Agroscope Publications’ app. Agroscope Transfer, Agroscope Science and Agroscope factsheets can be downloaded free of charge under the headings ‘Plants’, ‘Animals’, ‘Foodstuffs’, ‘Environment’, ‘Economy’, ‘Social Aspects’ and ‘Technology’.

Agrarforschung Schweiz/Recherche Agronomique Suisse and the Revue suisse de Viticulture, Arboriculture, Horticulture are accessible via subscription (see respective Websites of journals).

Apps Make Agroscope Know-How Available in the Field

n the field, Agroscope information is usually only accessible via a smartphone or tablet. That’s why Agroscope is now offering Agrometeo for smartphones. The Website provides quick access to pest and pathogen forecasts as well as to weather data. A further tool is the spray-calculator app for Android and Apple-iOS enabling farmers to calculate the correct spray dosage. The performed calculations can be saved, retrieved and e-mailed.

LA VIGNE: Maladies fongiques Published in 2014

The magnificently illustrated Maladie fongiques – Volume I in the LA VIGNE series – gathers together the latest knowledge in the field, highlighting Agroscope’s crucial contributions to this important agronomic subject. This volume meets the expectations of scientists, educators, students and extension workers. The series picks up the baton for La Défense des plantes cultivées, a veritable bible of agronomy, published for the first time in 1943 by Payot, republished seven times since then and out of print since 1979 – so the wait has been a long one! The second of the planned four volumes, which is devoted to grapevine pests, will be published at the end of 2015.

Guidelines Provide for Transparency

What is the correct labelling for my recently developed sausage? In what order must the nutritional values be declared? Answers to these and other questions are provided by the newly revised Guidelines on the Labelling of Prepackaged Meat, Meat Preparations and Meat Products. An everyday working tool for many commercial and industrial butchers, the Guidelines contribute to the creation of legally compliant declarations, thereby providing transparent information for consumers.