Environment and Resources


Determining Soil Carbon Storage Potential

Protecting the climate whilst reaping a good harvest is possible if greater amounts of carbon are sequestered in the soil. Agroscope calculated the amount of additional carbon that the soil is capable of storing.


Long-term Monitoring Shows Effective Measures for Reducing Soil Erosion

A long-term field study conducted by Agroscope, the Soil Protection Agency of the Canton of Bern and the University of Bern shows that soil erosion on arable land can be significantly reduced with the right measures – in particular, conservation tillage practices.


Soup & Science – your connection to research!

Members of the public are invited to a ‘Soup & Science’ event at Agroscope’s Zurich-Reckenholz site at 5.15pm on 6 July 2022. Entry and supper are free of charge.


Potential for Reducing Nitrogen Losses

At Agroscope, European experts discuss a reassessment of farmyard manures as nitrogen suppliers as a contribution to optimised nutrient management in practice and enforcement.


Ways to an environmentally friendly and healthy diet

The conclusion reached on the Agroscope Life Cycle Assessment Platform: making our diet more sustainable requires a holistic analysis of production, healthy eating, consumer decisions and the entire food system, as well as the involvement of all stakeholders.


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.


Efficient Life Cycle Assessments thanks to SALCAfuture

As of now SALCAfuture is being used by Agroscope and is also available for internal and external collaborations. Check out this video to learn more.


FOAG-Agroscope Expert Workshop

How can we improve the way we rate farmyard manures as nitrogen suppliers? International experts will gather at Agroscope from 4-6 May to discuss the determination of farmyard-manure nitrogen utilisation as a basis for revising the Suisse-Bilanz nutrient balance calculation tool.


Surveying and Identifying Wildflowers with Drones

Wildflowers on meadows and pastures are important as a year-round source of food for pollinating insects.


Hardy Grazing Livestock: Protectors of the Mountain Landscape

Biodiverse mountain pastures are being overgrown by green alder shrubs. A study conducted by Agroscope and ETHZ shows that hardy sheep and goats can stop shrub encroachment. In particular, the traditional Engadine sheep has a taste for green alder.