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Genetically modified plants and insects provide opportunities for a sustainable agricultural sector while harbouring risks for the environment. Agroscope uses cutting-edge methods to investigate both sides of the coin.

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Promising Exotic Antagonist of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

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.

Bessere Sortenmischungen dank wissenschaftlichem Durchbruch

Improved Crop Variety Mixtures Made Possible by Scientific Breakthrough

Agroscope and Partners traced a positive effect in variety mixtures back to a single gene.

Genetic Engineering Moratorium: Making Use of Remaining Opportunities

New and faster breeding technologies are available – but they fall under the Genetic Engineering Law, despite making use of natural processes in the plant.