First Swiss Field Trial with CRISPR/Cas9-Modified Barley

15.02.2024 - Agroscope has been granted approval by the Federal Office for the Environment for a field trial with spring barley. The focus is on a barley gene that has been disabled by new breeding techniques. The trial, which will be launched in spring 2024 on the Protected Site in Zurich-Reckenholz and will run for three years, aims to determine whether yields can be increased in this manner.

News Release Agroscope

News Release FOEN (in German)