Plant Production

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.
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First Experimental Release of Parasitic Asian Wasp to Control Spotted-Wing Drosophila

The invasive spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) is a devastating pest in berry, stone fruit and grape crops. A natural antagonist from the fruit fly’s area of origin in East Asia is now due to be released in Switzerland for the first time by Agroscope and CABI.


A New Tool to Help Practitioners in the Integrated Control of a Major Tomato Pest

Tuta absoluta is one of the most destructive pests of solanaceous crops. Agroscope has developed a statistical model to study the population dynamics of the pest and its parasitoids and allows interventions to be optimally planned.