“The fodder quality of meadows can be estimated quite precisely owing to the AGFF-leaflet number 3 “”Bewertung von Wiesenfutter, Nährstoffgehalt und Milchleistung””. Though a similar method which could allow the calculation of the yield potential is not available, we have an extensive set of data originating from numerous experimental sites at our disposal. We therefore attempted to estimate the potential of production of clover-grass mixtures with a calculation model accounting for differences in cultivation intensity (nitrogen fertilisation and frequence of utilisation) and in ecological site conditions (rainfall pattern and altitude).”
Stucky T., Hochstrasser M., Meyer S., Segessemann T., Ruthes A. C., Ahrens C. H., Dahlin P., Pelludat C.
The root knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita causes damage in field and greenhouse crops. Agroscope researchers have developed a new screening test to identify bacteria that antagonise this agricultural pest.
With CULTAN fertilisation, nitrogen is injected into the soil as an ammonium solution. Multi-year trials conducted by Agroscope show that this method reduces nitrogen leaching by an average 38% without negatively affecting yields.
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.