agronomy and food science

Health - Agronomy - Jan 12
Health - Agronomy
Optimised on-farm grain storage boosts food security in sub-Saharan Africa, as an ETH study in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic shows. As the end of the lean season approaches, things get tricky for many smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. It's the time of year between harvests - the last one was a long time ago, but the next one is not yet due.
Environment - Agronomy - Jan 7

Soils possess great potential for sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere in the form of carbon, and thus for mitigating global warming. Agroscope researchers have now shown that in extensive cultivation systems, significantly more carbon enters the soil via plant roots than previously assumed. Based on these findings, the estimated values for the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory were adjusted.

Environment - Agronomy - Nov 19, 2020
Environment - Agronomy

A factsheet from the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) shows: Too much nitrogen and phosphorus is released into the Swiss environment. There they damage biodiversity, forests and water bodies, exacerbate climate change and affect human health. Actually the causes are known.

Health - Agronomy - Nov 10, 2020
Health - Agronomy

Seed treatments aim to protect germinating crops from diseases. In collaboration with the agricultural cooperative fenaco, Agroscope examined thermal methods using steam and warm water, among others, for the treatment of cereal seed. The results demonstrate the great potential of these methods.

Environment - Agronomy - Dec 23, 2020

There is little to suggest we'll be eating less meat any time soon. In the last post of 2020, Lukas Fesenfeld explains why a sustainable food supply system is still possible.

Environment - Agronomy - Nov 11, 2020
Environment - Agronomy

Many countries could be using less nitrogen fertiliser in their agriculture without compromising their crop yields, as an international research team headed up by ETH scientists David Wüpper and Robert Finger are demonstrating.

Environment - Agronomy - Nov 5, 2020
Environment - Agronomy

Harnessing the forces of nature and agricultural practice in all its variety - that is diversification. Diversification brings benefits - positive impacts on yields and environmental protection. This is the conclusion of an international study in which Agroscope researchers took part, and which was recently published Advances.


Selected Jobs
Agronomy/Food Science - 20.01
PostDoc: Modellierung von Nährstoffausscheidungen in Milchviehherden Agroscope, 1725 Posieux FR
Agronomy/Food Science - 20.01
Post-doc: Modélisation d’éléments nutritifs excrétés par le bétail laitier Agroscope, 1725 Posieux FR
Agronomy/Food Science - 14.01
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Wheat Advisor Agroscope, Nyon
Agronomy/Food Science - 24.12.2020
Forschungsgruppenleiter/in Ackerpflanzenzüchtung und Genressourcen Agroscope, Nyon
Agronomy/Food Science - 18.12.2020
Praktikant/-in im Bereich Pflanzenpathologie und Entomologie Agroscope, 1260 Nyon (VD)
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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.

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  • 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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