Swiss viticulture is characterised by the high costs of production due to the topography of the vineyards and the structure of the production facilities, however they often make up landscapes that are greatly valued. To maintain its viability, Swiss viticulture must position itself as a producer of high quality products.
Research in viticulture and oenology at Agroscope is intended to solve practical problems of Swiss wine growers, taking into account regional conditions. In the experimental centres of Changins, Pully and Wädenswil we conduct experiments from the vineyard to the wine, including sensorial analysis. Analytical equipments are the basis for microbiological and chemical research during all phases of grape ripening and wine making.
Research in plant protection at Agroscope offers practical solutions for problems caused by pests, diseases and weeds. In order to protect vineyards from their numerous enemies, it is necessary to develop methods of prediction, prevention and diagnosis, as well as control strategies and methods.