Center of Expertise

The Plant & Soil Living Lab bundles expertise about soil and substrates, plant health, plant physiology, crop husbandry, breeding and biotechnology.

Cross-section of soil

Sustainable soil management is a fundamental requirement for sustainable crop production and delivery of ecosystem services.

Magnifying glass looking at bugs on a plant

Plant health is largely determined by the presence or absence of harmful organisms.

Sun, rain and too much water on a field

Plant growth is controlled by environmental factors such as light, temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.

drawing of plots with different plants on them

Creating added value in crops using both classical and innovative breeding techniques.

DNA in a computer screen

A better understanding of the underlying processes can boost both breeding and plant health knowledge.

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Cultivation optimization through cultivation technique, crop rotation, crop and variety selection can lead to higher profitability.