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News │ 14. June 2019

Guest talk, July 3rd 2019 (Wednesday)

Venue: Conference room, Administration building Time: 1 p.m.   Speaker and title of the presentation: Dr. Andrea Matros University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine `Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

Venue:

Conference room, Administration building

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of the presentation:

Dr. Andrea Matros

University of Adelaide · School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

`Variation of fructan profiles in a population of two-row spring barley and the impact on plant performance under drought´

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News │ 26. May 2019

Light doping for vegetable production

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers. “The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and […]

The fields of application of UV LEDs are diverse. The project SEcondaRy UV of the IGZ realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB-LED along the horticultural value added chain. Within the project we create innovative technological and plant physiological approaches in the horticultural management for producers.

“The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops and the Ferdinand Braun Institute are working together to develop UV LED modules that deliver the optimal UV spectrum for this. The aim is a surface spotlight that can be used in a greenhouse to irradiate plants precisely dosed with a defined wavelength”Prof. Michael Kneissl, Head of Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics at TU Berlin.

Press reviews:

TU-Berlin

The idw scientific information service 

pro-physik.de

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News │ 8. May 2019

IGZ at the Potsdamer Day Of Science

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is: DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom” The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect […]

Also this year we participate at the Potsdamer Day Of  Science. Our topic is:

DreamTeam “Plant-Bacteria-Mushroom”

The soil is home to thousands of different microorganisms, such as fungi and bacteria. Some are harmful and destroy the plant, others partner with plants and help them grow – even in bad conditions. So they are the perfect DreamTeam! With exciting hands-on experiments we explain  how exactly this partnership works and what distinguishes it.

Location: University of Potsdam, Golm Campus

Start: 13:00 pm

End: 6:00 pm

All information: https://www.potsdamertagderwissenschaften.de/

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News │ 3. May 2019

How can agriculture react to increasing weather extremes?

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary. Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture. The […]

Photo: Susanne Hakenjos

Heat, drought, extreme rains: In view of climate change, Brandenburg’s agriculture needs new strategies, demand agricultural researchers. More diversity, soil protection and a decision for sustainable agriculture is necessary.

Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, Scientific Director of the IGZ, explains in an interview with Antenne Brandenburg the necessity of biodiversity, soil protection and sustainable agriculture.

The interview can be found here.

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News │ 4. April 2019

Invitation to the symposium on May 6, 2019 at the IGZ

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject: “Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture” […]

As part of the symposium on May 6, 2019, 09:40 am – 4:00 pm, there will be talks from guests of the TU Munich, the University of Heidelberg and the Arts of Living Foundation give exciting lectures on the subject:

“Different perspectives on circular economy and horticulture: Learning from and about the Indian natural agriculture”

Among other things, you can expect exciting lectures on the following topics: Increase the Sustainability in Horticultural Production Systems through Nutrient Cycling, Ancient Knowledge for Modern Agriculture – Sri Sri Natural Farming: Scientific Background of Traditional Ecological Knowledge on India, Can Indian Natural Agriculture Go Globally? Some considerations from the ethnographic work with Zero Budget Natural Farming

All information about the program can be found here.

For the registration of external guests, please contact Ariane Krause, krause@igzev.de

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News │ 28. January 2019

Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM, International Plant Fair) 2019

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic […]

From January 22 to 25, the IGZ presented itself with a changing team of five employees at the world’s leading horticultural fair in Essen (IPM 2019). Together with partners of the BMEL, this year’s appearance was organized by HORTSYS at their joint stand in the “Galeria”. In addition to typical HORTSYS topics such as “Photomicroscopic Life Pictures of Tomato Leaves” and our original prototype of a “green concrete wall”, all program areas were presented with a permanent PowerPoint presentation and brochures. The IGZ stand attracted a great deal of attention and many interesting contacts were made. Next year, the IPM takes place from January 28th to 31st.

 

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Link zur IPM-Website

Zur Seite des Programmbereichs HORTSYS - Gartenbausysteme der Zukunft

 

News │ 17. January 2019

International Green Week 2019 – We are on

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and […]

From tomorrow we will be at the `International Green Week’ in Berlin again. Our theme this year: “Healthy with vegetables – quality from seed to plate”. Which ingredients do the different vegetables have? Where do the colors and tastes come from? And what is after cooking – all gone? These and many other important and very interesting topics are in the research focus of our colleagues of programme area QUALITY “Plant quality and food security”. For more information on research follow the link below.

And visit us from of January, 18th to 27th at our stand in the very center of exhibition hall 23a. We will answer your questions and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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Website of the International Green Week

Link to Programme Area QUALITY

 

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Symposium `Nutrient recycling for circular economies´, 5 December 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

 

Programme:

10:15 – 12:10 Guest lectures (each with 15 min talk & 5 min questions; in English)

12:10 – 12:30 Discussion of the presented topics

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:00 Tour of the IGZ

14:00 – 15:30+ Discussion on ongoing Projects

 

Speakers and titles of presentations:

 

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Udert

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich & Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

„Urine running in circles“

  • Dr. rer. nat. Gerhild Bornemann

DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Köln

„C.R.O.P. – Combined Regenerative Organic food Production“

  • Mareike Mauerer

Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

„The use of recycled nutrients in vegetable production under glass“

  • Grace Crain

Group of Plant Nutrition at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS) at the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS) at ETH Zürich

„Crop production in hydroponics using recycled nutrients and microbial consortia“

 

 

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Colloquium, November 13th, 2018

Venue:

Lecture room Großbeeren

Time:

1 p.m.

 

Speaker and title of presentation:

Prof Tilman Brück

“Weather Shocks, Nutrition and Child Health: Evidence from the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study”

Research Group 3.3 "Economic development and food security"

 

News │ 21. September 2018

Josef G. Knoll – European Science Award for our Colleague

Our colleague Ariane Krause was honored with the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis for her excellent doctoral thesis with the title: “Valuing wastes. An Integrated System Analysis of Bioenergy, Ecological Sanitation, and Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farming in Karagwe, Tanzania” at the  Tropentag Conference. Congratulation to our colleague Ariane Krause and to all […]

Our colleague Ariane Krause was honored with the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis for her excellent doctoral thesis with the title:

“Valuing wastes. An Integrated System Analysis of Bioenergy, Ecological Sanitation, and Soil Fertility Management in Smallholder Farming in Karagwe, Tanzania”

at the  Tropentag Conference. Congratulation to our colleague Ariane Krause and to all the winners.

 

Website of the Tropentag Conference

Website of the Josef G. Knoll – Europäischer Wissenschaftspreis

 

Quelle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tropentag/44024645164

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News │ 4. September 2018

New at the IGZ: Philip A. Wigge

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ). After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying […]

Philip A. Wigge was appointed W3 Professor for Plant Nutritional Genomics at the Institute of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam, as a joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ).

After studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, Philip Wigge obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge studying how yeast cells divide. During his postdoctoral studies he switched his research focus to plants, working at the Salk Institute and later at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. During this time he participated in the discovery of the compound that induces flowering in plants (florigen). Since 2005, Philip Wigge has been an independent group leader, first at the John Innes Centre in Norwich and since 2012 in Cambridge at the Sainsbury Laboratory. His research seeks to understand how plants sense and respond to temperature. Plants are remarkably responsive to temperature, and detect as little as a 1ºC difference in temperature. This is particularly relevant in the context of climate-change, where crop yields have already been adversely affected by heat stress. Philip Wigge will be a Head of Department at the IGZ and is particularly interested to develop wide-ranging collaborations within the Berlin/Brandenburg area to accelerate the development of climate-resilient agriculture.

IGZ und many of its cooperation partners are looking forward to work with Philip Wigge and his group. His work is of fundamental scientific interest, but also has a large potential value for food production systems in a changing environment. Philip is now transferring from Cambridge to Grossbeeren/Potsdam and will have his lab established at IGZ in spring of 2019.

Photo: Mike Thornton

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News │ 21. August 2018

Space Medicine meets Horticulture

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people. […]

When thinking about medicine (and space), horticulture won´t be your next thought necessarily. But why not? Not only that  healthy human nutrition  definitely includes vegetables;  research in horticulture uses  state-of-the-art lab equipment, phytochambers and hightech-greenhouses to investigate plant genes  and  metabolites, plant growth and growth conditions, as well as the  benefits of plants for people.

Monday this week Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga and Dr Oliver Opatz  from the   Center for Space Medicine and Extreme Environments  of the  Charité Berlin visited the IGZ. They were particularly interested in our state of the art technical infrastructures such as the gas exchange greenhouse and the climate chambers for investigating the impact of extreme environments (e.g. temperature) on the human body.

Prof Tilman  Brück, head of the Research Group Economic development and Food security, Prof Susanne Baldermann, head of RG Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition, and Dr Hanna Freudenreich explained the research  topics and methods of our institute. While showing Prof Gunga and Dr Opatz around, a lively discussion ensued on shared knowledge gaps, common methods and potential new bridges between  both  scientific fields – horticulture and (space) medicine.

 

Right to left: Ingo Hausschild (IGZ), Dr Oliver Opatz, Prof Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dr Hanna Freudenreich (IGZ), Prof Tilman Brück (IGZ)

 

Look inside an accessible climate chamber

 

Discussing inside one of eight chamber of the  gas exchange greenhouse

Photos: Marina Korn, IGZ

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News │ 6. August 2018

ABiTEP and Andermatt Biocontrol visit IGZ

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection. It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.   Photographer: Luisa Gierke

Last friday AbiTEP GmbH and Andermatt Biocontrol AG  visited IGZ. ABiTEP is known for the production of agrobiotechnical products for agiculture and horticulture and biological cleaning agents. Andermatt Biocontrol is leading Provider in the field of biological crop protection.

It was a pleasure to introduce our institute to the visitors. Thanks a lot for your interest.  

Photographer: Luisa Gierke

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News │ 2. August 2018

Visit of Dr Murat Tutuş from Frauenhofer IAP

Today Dr Murat Tutuş, head of research group “Membranes and Functional Films” at  Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) gave a very interesting talk on: “Some Agricultural Activities of the Membranes & Functional Films Department” IGZ scientists presented our programme areas and explained the research carried out by the different groups. Thanks to Murat Tutuş for visiting IGZ and exchanging knowledge! […]

Today Dr Murat Tutuş, head of research group “Membranes and Functional Films” at  Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) gave a very interesting talk on:

“Some Agricultural Activities of the Membranes & Functional Films Department”

IGZ scientists presented our programme areas and explained the research carried out by the different groups. Thanks to Murat Tutuş for visiting IGZ and exchanging knowledge!

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Photos: Luisa Gierke

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News │ 6. July 2018

Visitor from Wageningen University & Research

Yesterday Dr Ernst van den Ende, Head of the department of plant sciences at Wageningen University & Research visited IGZ. The day started with a fascinating talk of Dr van den Ende on ´Wageningen hub – the gateway to smart food in a green world´, followed by  presentations and talks as well as an inspiring poster session by IGZ […]

Yesterday Dr Ernst van den Ende, Head of the department of plant sciences at Wageningen University & Research visited IGZ.
The day started with a fascinating talk of Dr van den Ende on ´Wageningen hub – the gateway to smart food in a green world´, followed by  presentations and talks as well as an inspiring poster session by IGZ scientists. It was a thrilling day.

Ariane Krause (IGZ) explains her Project ´closing material cycles´to Dr Ernst van den Ende.

Dr Oliver Körner (IGZ) describes functions of the phytotron.

Poster-Session

Robert Klose (IGZ) introduces his Project to Dr. Ernst van den Ende `Determination of leave area in a plant bed´.

Rebecca Klopsch and Shubhangi Sharma (IGZ) discussing with Ernst van den Ende while Poster-Session.

Susanne Kramer (IGZ) shows Dr van den Ende parts of her project: ´Development of a prefabricated system for facade greening´

Prof Dr Frederik Börnke (right, IGZ) informs on the research of his programme area.

 

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