Projects

Adaptation strategies to changing climate conditions

Chilling requirements in fruit trees

A cooperation of the University Bonn (INRES Horticultural Science and Centre for Development Research (ZEF)), the DLR and partners from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya, investigates the plant physiological basics of chilling requirements of fruit trees.


NutriHAF Africa

... is a cooperative project in which KoGa works together with the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), GlobalHort and 11 further partners in Germany in Africa.  The research and training project investigates and integrates suitable fruit and vegetable varieties into multistorey cropping systems.


Process Mechanisation

Weed control with hot oils from renewable resources

The use of agrochemicals in agricultural production systems is increasingly met with scepticism by society. Requests are voiced to stop the use of certain herbicides through legal steps.


Optimization of Resource Use and Systems to Protect the Environment

Optimization of baby leaf salad production through the use of precision detection and application of pesticides

In North-Rhine Westphalia, salad production is, with 2.000 ha, an important element of vegetable production and reginal marketing. In the past, several aphid-tolerant varieties were available but there are increasing indications of a gradual loss of this tolerance which leads to increased use of insecticides.


Pesticide residues in market-ready pot plants

The production area for ornamental plants in North-Rhine Westphalia is amongst the largest in the Federal Republic of Germany. In the marketing of ornamentals through whole sale structures, the retail sector increasingly demands residue-reduced pot plants.


Potentials and practice programme to increase natural diversity in fruit plantations and mixed orchards

... is a collaboration of six important fruit producing regions in Germany. The goal of the project is to implement modern management strategies to increase biodiversity in organic and conventional fruit production systems in selected practice farms and to evaluate and continuously adapt these strategies.


Development of Peat Substitutes Based on Renewable resources

Goal of the project is to produce plant substrates as ecologically/economically as possible and thereby strengthen the sustainable production and new market pathways for renewable resources. 


Development of peat substitutes for commercial horticulture on the basis of local and renewable resources

Goal of the project is to develop a regional concept for extensive land use for the production of substrates from appropriate renewable resources.