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Plant production

Salomon M.J., van der Heijden M.G.A.
Contact: marcel.vanderheijden@agroscope.admin.ch

Soil Health Improvement Using Commercial Mycorrhizal Products: over 80% are Unsuitable

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are like a “life-insurance policy for plants”. They improve soil structure and make nutrients and water available. This increases the stress tolerance of crops and leads to better yields.
Plant production

Schröder A., Heyer J., Hochstrasser M., Brugger D., Wirth J.

Yellow Nutsedge: What Control Strategies Work in Practice?

The invasive weed yellow nutsedge creates considerable problems for Swiss producers in arable and vegetable crops. In a four-year project, stakeholders from research and practice evaluated various control strategies on-farm.
Environment

Rodrigues L., Hardy B., Huyghebaert B., Fohrafellner J., Barančíková G., Bárcena T., De Boever M., Di Bene C., Feiziene D., Fornara D., Kätterer T., Laszlo P., O’Sullivan L., Seitz D., Leifeld J.

Soil Carbon Sequestration – Offsetting Greenhouse Gases

Together with project partners, Agroscope investigated soil carbon sequestration potentials for 24 European countries. Carbon sequestration could offset 0.1% to 27% of greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture per annum.