Agroscope, Switzerland

Agroscope is the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research, and is affiliated with the Federal Office for Agriculture. Agroscope makes an important contribution to a sustainable agriculture and food sector as well as to an intact environment, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life. Agroscope conducts research along the entire value chain of the agriculture and the food sector. Its goals are a competitive and multifunctional agricultural sector, high-quality food for a healthy diet, and an intact environment.

Role in the project

Agroscope is responsible for the following tasks: Research and development in the spheres of agriculture, nutrition and the environment; providing a basis for decision-making for public-authority legislation; legal tasks as part of the statutory requirements in the service of agriculture and the general public; knowledge exchange and technology transfer with practitioners, the advisory sector, industry, science, the teaching sector and the public.

Agroscope's greenhouse crops group has applied research and development experience in greenhouses, including organic ones. The main topics of studies are energy saving management (temperature integration, screens management, dehumidification), cultivation technique, plant protection (IPM, soil-borne diseases) and quality.

In Greenresilient, Agroscope will carry out an experiment to compare the current standard with more sustainable and ecological variants over 2 years in two identical compartments of a Venlo type greenhouse.