IGZ – Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops
Horticultural products should be of high quality and grown using environmentally friendly cultivation techniques. Vegetable plants are the basis of our most valuable food, but they must still be affordable to the consumer. Ornamental plants, likewise, affect the daily well-being of many people. The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) works to establish and reinforce the scientific foundation of an ecologically sound and effective production of garden crops. Thereby we hope to support the environment, the grower competitiveness and consumer needs. We co-operate with universities, other research institutes and producers – in Germany, across Europe and around the world.