Seeds of sweet basil are often infected by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilici or Peronospora lamii. The seeds of different varieties of sweet Basil could be disinfected from seed borne pathogenic fungi by aerated steam treatment. The seeds were treated and dried on a nylon net and successfully separated from each other after the process. For pot cultures the seeds were sown on filter paper and disinfected with aerated steam on the paper. After treatment the filter paper was transferred to the pots, covered with a layer of substrate and cultivated under suitable conditions to market stage.
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.