agronomy and food science

Life Sciences - Agronomy - Aug 16
Life Sciences - Agronomy
Scientists have been able to sequence the complete genome of common wheat for the first time. The information will enable more effective measures to be taken to combat pests and climate stress in wheat.
Agronomy - Jul 10
Agronomy

Bern, 10.07.2018 - Do you remember what and how much you ate three days ago? This question, which people often struggle to answer accurately, must be addressed by researchers studying the influence of diet on our health.

Environment - Agronomy - Jun 14
Environment - Agronomy

Zurich-Reckenholz, 14.06.2018 - Agroscope researchers investigated the risks and environmental impacts of plant-protection products (PPPs) in Switzerland's main agricultural crops.

Continuing education for scientists and academics
Agronomy/Food Science
MAS ETH in Ernährung und Gesundheit (MAS ETH EG) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Medicine/Pharmacology
CAS ETH in Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Health (CAS ETH Nutrition) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

Agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Research Centers

  • Agroscope belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture.  
  • The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) is one of the world’s Leading information and documentation centre for organic agriculture. In the field of research, the FiBL is working to address issues of food quality, animal health, future development, agricultural policy, optimization of farming techniques and crop protection.

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