IGZ site Erfurt has participated for many years in the institute´s success. The senate of the Leibniz Association recommended in 2016, to concentrate future IGZ research on the site Großbeeren. This recommendation goes along with a significant reduction of funding by the Leibniz Association.
For a period of up to three years transitional funding will be provided, to support the process of concentration on one site. Simultaneously we endevour to maintain research on possibilities and solutions regarding breeding and utilization of ornamental plants in Erfurt. Research for sustainability and a worthliving Environment seems to us desirable. A new working concept with longterm perspectives for Erfurt was developed, under the provision that funding will be provided.