Sustainable soil management is a fundamental requirement for sustainable crop production and delivery of ecosystem services.
Center of Expertise
The Plant & Soil Living Lab bundles expertise about soil and substrates, plant health, plant physiology, crop husbandry, breeding and biotechnology.
Plant health is largely determined by the presence or absence of harmful organisms.
Plant growth is controlled by environmental factors such as light, temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.
Creating added value in crops using both classical and innovative breeding techniques.
A better understanding of the underlying processes can boost both breeding and plant health knowledge.
Cultivation optimization through cultivation technique, crop rotation, crop and variety selection can lead to higher profitability.