Alternatives to pesticides are a central focus at Agroscope

24.11.2022

The November 2022 agroscope magazine is online

The Agroscope Centre of Excellence for Raw-Milk Products investigated the popularity of Vacherin Fribourgeois PDO cheese. Read about this and many more studies in the latest issue of the magazine.

04.10.2022

RESO Symposium 2022: Resilient Varieties for Sustainable Swiss Fruit Production

On Friday 16 September 2022 the Schweizer Obstverband (Swiss Fruit Association), Agroscope and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL welcomed attendees to the second RESO symposium. After two years’ research into the development of methods for determining varietal resilience, the project team presented its current trial results.

07.07.2022

July 2022 issue of agroscope magazine now online

This issue sheds light on research topics such as the new Smart Farming technologies, soil carbon sequestration and the improvement of wine quality.

01.06.2022

Promising Exotic Antagonist of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

A natural antagonist of Drosophila suzukii, a parasitic wasp from its native range, is harmless to the native non-target species Drosophila melanogaster. This has been proven in trials in secured field cages in Switzerland.

30.05.2022

No evidence for bee fitness following sulfoxaflor application

No negative impact of pre-flowering application of the insecticide sulfoxaflor on Osmia bicornis was found. And fungicide azoxystrobin did not interact synergistically with sulfoxaflor.

16.05.2022

Diversity in Swiss Crop Protection Practices

To reduce plant-protection product use, we need to know what behavioural patterns farmers follow when using plant-protection products in their crops. This was the subject of a study conducted by Agroscope in Switzerland.

20.04.2022

Reduce the Damage Caused by Birds

Agroscope is partnering with ornithologists to study the behaviour of corvids. The study aims to reduce the damage caused by these birds to sunflower and maize seedlings.

28.03.2022

The March 2022 Agroscope Magazine Is Online

Dip into our wide-range of topics, from Knowledge Co-creation to Work Programmes

16.04.2021

Cockchafer Control Campaign Launched in Thurgau, Graubünden and Bern

Agroscope, plant-protection agencies and affected farmers launch 2021 campaign for controlling cockchafers in the mountain region with naturally occurring fungi.

22.01.2021

Controlling Yellow Nutsedge with Free-Range Pigs

Using pigs to control yellow nutsedge is environmentally friendly, effective, protects the soil, and creates added value: the flesh of the animals can be sold as meat.

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