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.

Swiss Agri-Environmental Data Network

How does agricultural practice affect the environment and how does this environmental impact change over time? Agri-environmental monitoring provides answers.

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Monitoring Programme ALL-EMA

Many plant and animal species in Switzerland are dependent upon habitats shaped by agriculture. In 2008, environmental objectives relating to biodiversity were defined for agriculture. These are being evaluated and optimally refined with the aid of the ALL-EMA monitoring programme.

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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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Understanding the Role of Microorganisms in Agricultural Systems. Or: What their Genes Can Tell Us on this Subject

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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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.