Breeding of Forage Grasses and Clover Species


The aims of diverse forage growing as the central component of sustainable production systems can only be achieved by using locally adapted, competitive, perennial varieties that are resistant to the main pests.

Based on the genetic diversity in natural local populations, we breed forage grasses and clovers for growing under Swiss conditions. Our varieties are designed to be specifically suitable for organic farming. Assisted by molecular diagnostic methods and phytopathological work, the most suitable genotypes are selected and developed to produce varieties for quality Swiss forage growing.

Project Information

Project Title:
Breeding of Forage Grasses and Clover Species for Sustainable Forage Production, particularly for Organic Production