Monitoring, Analytics

Agroscope provides tools and decision-making processes for safeguarding natural resources such as soil, water and biodiversity. The Swiss Soil Monitoring Network (NABO), for example, enables the early detection of soil pollution. The ALL-EMA ‘Agricultural Species and Habitats’ National Monitoring Programme allows us to develop indicators for measuring changes in the species and habitat diversity of the agricultural landscape.

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Central Evaluation of Agri-Environmental Indicators

The sustainability of agriculture is determined on the basis of various agri-environmental indicators. Agroscope is responsible for method development as well as for the central analysis of agri-environmental indicators.

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Environmental Analytics

The Environmental Analytics Working Group investigates properties, emission pathways and degradation mechanisms of these agricultural micropollutants in different environmental matrices.

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ALL-EMA – ‘Agricultural Species and Habitats’ Monitoring Programme

In order to produce sustainably, agriculture is dependent upon an intact environment. Bees pollinate crops, and other beneficial insects control pests. Conversely, countless wild species are dependent upon habitats in the agricultural landscape. Agriculture has recognised these connections and taken measures to preserve and promote agricultural biodiversity.

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Molecular Microbial Ecology in Agricultural Systems

Microorganisms play a key role in numerous ecosystems, including agriculture. An intact microbial community as well as the diversity of microbial functions and metabolic processes are important for the stability and sustainability of agricultural systems. Molecular biological techniques allow us to describe and quantify microorganisms in genetic terms, as well as to record the complexity of microbial communities and their functions.

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Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) Database

The Toxic Plants – Phytotoxin (TPPT) database provides information on 844 poisonous plants in Switzerland and 1586 of their phytotoxins together with an extensive phytotoxin characterization regarding environmental behavior.


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Three decades of the Swiss Soil Monitoring Network (NABO): Focus on soil quality

The main goal of the National Soil Monitoring Network NABO is the nationwide assessment and evaluation of chemical, physical and biological impacts on soil. Additional tasks include the prediction and early detection of soil changes to ensure long-term soil fertility. For this purpose, the NABO conducts a long-term monitoring of soils under current management conditions.