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Organic farming drives sustainable agriculture

Organic production is not a silver bullet, argues Adrian Müller, but it can play an important role in sustainable food systems with the right set of policy interventions. SourceETH Zurich Sustainability Blog by Dr. Adrian Müller ...
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Call for projects: Microbials – Direct Use of Micro-Organisms

With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use of microbial resources in health and technology. The program supports innovative and applied projects dealing...

Fulbright Grant Program for Student and Scholars

"The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs, and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship." – J....
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Seeds inherit memories from their mother

University of Geneva researchers demonstrate that maternal and environmental control of seed dormancy is regulated by novel epigenetic mechanisms. Seeds remain in a dormant state – a temporary blockage of their germination – as long as...

Sylvain Bischof – New Swiss Plant Science Web member

The Swiss Plant Science Web welcomes its new member Prof. Sylvain Bischof. Visit his personal SPSW research portfolio Epigenetic control of gene expression and genome stability. Sylvain Bischof chairs the group on Epigenetics and Chromatin...
Brassica and bumblebee Florian Schiestl UZH

Interplay of Pollinators and Pests Influences Plant Evolution

Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. But this evolution is compromised if caterpillars attack the plant at the same time. With the bees pollinating them less effectively, the plants increasingly...
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Heilsam, kleidsam, wundersam – Pflanzen im Alltag der Steinzeitmenschen

Heilsam, kleidsam, wundersam – Pflanzen im Alltag der SteinzeitmenschenSabine Karg, Ewald Weber2019. 112 S. mit 173 farb. Abb., 21 x 28 cm, geb. wbg Theiss, Darmstadt. ...
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Excessive levels of plant protection products in small streams

Two studies by Eawag and the Ecotox Centre have once again shown that surface waters in agricultural catchment areas are heavily contaminated with plant protection products. Concentrations of individual substances persisting for several...
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Découverte de la flore, la faune et les milieux méditerranéens

Les Écologistes de l’Euzière (proche de Montpellier, FR) vous proposent 6 formations d’avril à juin pour découvrir la flore, la faune et les milieux méditerranéens.Botanique 1, devenir autonome en détermination (23-25 avril, 21h)Lever les...
Wiese in Sent GR, Gabriela Braendle, Agroscope

Les véritables prairies maigres restent rares

Aujourd’hui, la région de plaine comprend nettement plus de prairies de haute valeur écologique, riches en espèces qu’il y a quinze ans. Les premières évaluations des données de monitoring montrent cependant que, sur de nombreuses surfaces...