Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

Field inspections 1998

The field inspections for seed certification of cereals, hybrid maize, grain legumes, red clover and forage crops were carried out on 9’431 ha in 1998. In cereals 92 % of the registered area was admitted during field inspection. Presence of other cereals, drought damage and varietal impurities were the most important factors for rejection. The most important varieties of winter wheat were Arina and Runal and in winter barley Plaisant and Baretta. 2 % of the admitted area was produced according to the rules of organic farming. The production of organic seed was carried out for the first time in hybrid maize and soia.

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