Alternatives to pesticides are a central focus at Agroscope

16.04.2021

Cockchafer Control Campaign Launched in Thurgau, Graubünden and Bern

Agroscope, plant-protection agencies and affected farmers launch 2021 campaign for controlling cockchafers in the mountain region with naturally occurring fungi.

22.01.2021

Controlling Yellow Nutsedge with Free-Range Pigs

Using pigs to control yellow nutsedge is environmentally friendly, effective, protects the soil, and creates added value: the flesh of the animals can be sold as meat.

01.12.2020

Urgent Measures for Controlling Japanese Beetle

As the harmful Japanese beetle has now become established in Sottoceneri (canton of Ticino), the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture has ordered containment measures. These are intended to halt the further spread of this pest in Switzerland.

10.11.2020

Steam Effective Against Cereal Diseases

Seed treatments are meant to protect germinating crops from diseases. Agroscope tested thermal treatment methods in association with fenaco.

29.09.2020

High-Risk Plant Protection Products – Is Effective Crop Protection Possible Without Them?

Agroscope examined whether it is possible to forgo the use of PPPs with a high risk potential for the environment. The results show that this would make effective crop protection more difficult, especially for field and vegetable crops, but also in organic farming.

Tools

Agrometeo

Agrometeo

Prognose und Risikoabschätzung für die Landwirtschaft.
Informationen und Entscheidungshilfen für eine optimierte Anwendung von Pflanzenschutzmassnahmen in der Landwirtschaft.

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FusaProg

Information system to assess the risk of Fusarium infection and DON contamination in wheat. For registered wheat plots, downloads are available for daily values and infection-risk maps as well as forecasts of DON contamination.