Experimental orchards: orchards for pome and stone fruit cultivation, and for vegetable growing. Sorting machine for grading
of pome fruit.
Storage facility Agroscope: 16 independent small CA-containers, which allow serial trials. Two CA-rooms with 3 and 5 tons
capacity respectively, more than 12 regular atmosphere storage rooms.
Storage methods: Storage of pome, stone fruits and vegetables. Storage under regular atmosphere, CA-storage, ULO-storage
and DCA-storage. Storage under modified atmosphere for stone fruit and berries.
Assessment of fruit quality: Measurement of fruit firmness, total soluble solids and titratable acidity with the automatic
laboratory Pimprenelle. Analytical lab with HP GC, GC-MS and other analytical instruments.
Microbiology and molecular biology lab: Establishing the apple fruit microbiome for different cultivars and orchard
management conditions using classical microbiology methods and amplicon metagenomic sequencing.