Environment and Resources

Bodennistende Wildbienen als «Ingenieure» des Ökosystems Boden


Ground-Nesting Bees as Soil Ecosystem «Engineers»

Scientists from Agroscope and two partner universities used X-ray imaging to provide new insights into the underground life of ground-nesting bees. The results highlight the locally important role of ground-nesting bees as soil ecosystem “engineers” improving soil health.


How Much Nitrogen from the Air Enters the Soil through Legumes?

Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by bacteria in the soil coexisting with legumes leads to reduced fertiliser requirement. It is not easy to measure this variable on farms, however. Now researchers from Agroscope have developed a method for estimating nitrogen input via symbiotic fixation at farm level.
Magazine «agroscope» September 2023


Discover the latest issue of agroscope Magazine

Agroscope researches for an agricultural sector that is adapted to climate change. Discover articles on invasive species (neobiota), drought-resistant plants and heat stress in dairy cows in the September issue of agroscope Magazine.