Winter or spring sown linseed can now benefit of a state financial support, as well as other oil crops. Its use will be mainly as an animal feed to improve the Omega-3 fatty acids content of animal products. Based on a series of experiments carried out at the Swiss agronomic research Station Agroscope RAC Changins until 1999, and with foreign references, recommendations can be made for the crop husbandry, as seed density, N-fertilization, crop rotation, and climatic constraints that must be taken into account for a successful harvest.
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.
Swiss vineyards are often small and arranged in a mosaic of separate plots and management practices. Therefore, it can be assumed that spray drift from conventional to organic vineyards occurs regularly. Nevertheless, no pesticide residues are detected in most organic wines.
Nay M.M., Grieder C., Frey L.A., Amdahl H., Radovic J., Jaluvka L., Palmé A., Skøt L., Ruttink T., Kölliker R.
Red clover is one of the most important legumes in European forage production. In a multi-year field trial, researchers tested Europe’s largest collection of different red clover accessions at five European locations.