agronomy and food science

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. They found that a targeted selection of active substances and systematic adherence to the principles of integrated plant protection can significantly reduce the risks and undesirable environmental impacts of PPPs.
Environment - Agronomy Apr 26
Environment - Agronomy

Erosion, compaction and a loss of humus and biodiversity are afflicting the soil, thereby endangering the many services it offers for humans and the environment.

Innovation - Agronomy Apr 19
Innovation - Agronomy

To use soil sustainably calls for detailed information about its properties. However, this is lacking for large areas of Switzerland.

Currently 8 Job in field Agronomy/Food Science.
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Agronomy/Food Science - 12.06
Doktorandin / Doktoranden Aromaforschung Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW, Winterthur
Computer Science/Telecom - 15.06
PhD Candidate for remote-sensing-based crop classification Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Life Sciences - 31.05
Laborant/in University of Zurich
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DAS ETH Cyber Security Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Computer Science/Telecom »» 15.08.2018
DAS ETH in Data Science (DAS ETH DS) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Transport »» 30.09.2018
DAS ETH in Verkehrsin-genieurwesen (DAS ETH VI) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Education/Continuing Education »» 30.09.2018
CAS ETH in Räumliche Informationssysteme (CAS ETH RIS) 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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