Pesticides: long-term persistence in soils

Pesticides: long-term persistence in soils

According to a study funded by the Federal Office for the Environment, pesticides or transformation products can persist in soils for a decade or more.

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

What is soil biodiversity? How does it vary in space and time? What does it provide to society? What are the main threats to soil biodiversity? What can we do to preserve it? The first ever Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas uses informative texts, stunning photographs and striking maps to answer and explain these and other questions.

At a glance

State of Swiss soil

Together with the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), the FOEN operates a national soil pollution monitoring network (NABO).

Soil protection measures

The precautionary principle has absolute priority in soil protection.

Soil and its functions

Soil is a limited, ecologically and economically valuable non-renewable resource.

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