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Events │ 18. March 2019

Jahrestagung 2019 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung

Die diesjährige Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) findet vom 25. bis 27. September in Berlin statt. Die Konferenz wird gemeinsam von der Humboldt-Universität und dem IGZ organisiert. Es sind sowohl Vorträge als auch Poster erwünscht, die Ergebnisse der Pflanzenernährung in den Forschungsbereichen zeigen: umweltfreundliche Pflanzenernährung (z. B. Nährstoffeffizienz, Rhizosphärenprozesse, Symbiosen, Dünge- und Düngungstechnologie […]

Die diesjährige Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) findet vom 25. bis 27. September in Berlin statt. Die Konferenz wird gemeinsam von der Humboldt-Universität und dem IGZ organisiert.

Es sind sowohl Vorträge als auch Poster erwünscht, die Ergebnisse der Pflanzenernährung in den Forschungsbereichen zeigen:

  • umweltfreundliche Pflanzenernährung (z. B. Nährstoffeffizienz, Rhizosphärenprozesse, Symbiosen, Dünge- und Düngungstechnologie usw.)
  • Ertragsstabilität (z. B. Widerstandsfähigkeit gegenüber Nährstoffmängeln, Salzgehalt, Säuregehalt, Klimawandel usw.)
  • Lebensmittelgesundheit (z. B. Biofortifizierung, giftige Mineralien, bioaktive Verbindungen usw.)

Weitere aktuelle Informationen finden Sie hier:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung (DGP) – Annual conference in Berlin, 25 – 27 September 2019

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Website of the Annual Conference of the DGP

 

Events │ 18. June 2019

Long Night of Sciences 2019

On June 15th 2019 the Long Night of Sciences again took place in Berlin and Potsdam. Together with other Leibniz institutes, we presented results of IGZ research in the atrium of the Leibniz Association in Berlin-Mitte. Under the motto “healthy with vegetables”, we gave an overview of the work of Programme Area  QUALITY in general, […]

On June 15th 2019 the Long Night of Sciences again took place in Berlin and Potsdam.

Together with other Leibniz institutes, we presented results of IGZ research in the atrium of the Leibniz Association in Berlin-Mitte.

Under the motto “healthy with vegetables”, we gave an overview of the work of Programme Area  QUALITY in general, for example on glucosinolates, carotenoids, flavonoids etc, as well as on the project NutriAct which investigates healthy aging.

Far more than 1,000 visitors – senior citizens, professionals, students, pupils and children – were counted at Leibniz at that evening. And most of them came to our booth to get information about the special properties of secondary plant metabolites, their occurrence and possibilities of the enrichment in vegetables. But of course there were questions and answers not only on these topics, but about the entire research of the IGZ.

 

Photo: Marina Korn (c) IGZ

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Events │ 7. May 2019

Symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”

On May 6th 2019, Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner of the program area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” (HORTSYS) invited to the symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”. The director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, first welcomed the numerous guests. This was followed […]

On May 6th 2019, Dr. Ariane Krause and Franziska Häfner of the program area “Horticultural Systems of the Future” (HORTSYS) invited to the symposium “Multiple perspectives on circular economies & horticulture: Learning from & about Indian natural farming”. The director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Eckhard George, first welcomed the numerous guests. This was followed by a series of short lectures on the subject. Ariane Krause began with a lecture on ongoing research projects at the IGZ, which aim to increase sustainability in horticultural production systems through nutrient recycling. This was followed by Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai of the Technical University of Munich who discussed what the EU can learn from the Indian experience regarding their political framework to natural agriculture. Jasper Matthiessen & Karthik Jeganathan of the Arts of Living Foundation spoke about the experiences and the scientific background of the traditional Sri Sri Natural Farming principle in modern Indian agriculture. Julia Köninger of TU Munich spoke about future fertilization strategies in European and Indian agriculture. Dr. Daniel Münster of the University of Heidelberg concluded the round of lectures with insights into his ethnographic work on the Indian agricultural principle of “Zero Budget Natural Farming”. After a tour of the institute, during which the guests were able to gain an insight into the work of IGZ, the participants met in the afternoon to discuss future research questions and possible cooperation with a view to future EU calls. Already in December 2018 scientists from different disciplines met with representatives from practice, industry and ministries for a symposium on “Nutrient Cycling for Circular Economies”. We are pleased about the renewed interest in the dialogue on nutrient recycling, environmental services and horticulture and plan to continue this series of symposia.

 

Photo: (c) IGZ

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Events │ 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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Events │ 2. May 2019

Colombia Day at ZALF

On May 24, 2019, 09:30 am – 2:00 pm ZALF invites you to Colombia Day: “Sustainable land-use systems and food security contributing to peace-building in Colombia?” Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück (IGZ) will give a keynote-speech on the topic: Food Security, Sustainability and Peace: Can we have it all? And if so, how much does it […]

On May 24, 2019, 09:30 am – 2:00 pm ZALF invites you to Colombia Day: “Sustainable land-use systems and food security contributing to peace-building in Colombia?”

Prof. Dr. Tilman Brück (IGZ) will give a keynote-speech on the topic:

Food Security, Sustainability and Peace: Can we have it all? And if so, how much does it cost?

As part of a new ZALF project in Colombia researchers are investigating to what extent sustainable land use systems and food security can positively contribute to supporting the peace process in Colombia. A delegation from the National University in Bogota, Colombia, will visit ZALF. During this visit there will be a public workshop with lectures and discussions regarding:

  • the interdisciplinary networking of research activities with Latin America;
  • exchanges of current research approaches and current political developments; and
  • further planning of future research initiatives.

Colombia Day is a part of the research project “Implementing sustainable agricultural and livestock systems for simultaneous targeting of forest conservation for climate change mitigation (REDD+) and peace-building in Colombia,” which started in 2019 at ZALF.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

For more information and to register, please contact: susland@zalf.de

Info poster

Wald in Kolumbien: Quelle: © Hector Morales.

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Events │ 31. January 2019

Call for Papers: Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies

An International, Interdisciplinary Research Workshop With financial support from BMBF and the Leibniz Association   2-3 April 2019 Bonn, Germany   Organizers: Tilman Brück (IGZ and ISDC), Heinz Peters (Welthungerhilfe) and Martin Petrick (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and IAMO) The objective of the workshop is to advance our knowledge of home and school gardens, resilience, food security, […]

An International, Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

With financial support from BMBF and the Leibniz Association

 

2-3 April 2019

Bonn, Germany

 

Organizers: Tilman Brück (IGZ and ISDC), Heinz Peters (Welthungerhilfe) and Martin Petrick (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and IAMO)

The objective of the workshop is to advance our knowledge of home and school gardens, resilience, food security, and related interventions. We would like to deepen our understanding of how informal small-scale home gardening acts as a coping strategy to strengthen the food and nutritional security and resilience of vulnerable households living under extreme uncertainty. In addition, we would like to learn more about how home and school gardens may have positive effects beyond their immediate outcomes (food security and nutrition), such as on women empowerment.

 

Please go to the following website for further information on the application and registration for the workshop: www.igzev.de/crises_workshop

 

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Call for Paper - Website

 

Events │ 28. March 2019

Future Day (Zukunftstag) 2019, March 28th – gain knowledge and have fun

  The future lies in our hands – today, on Future Day 2019 (Zukunftstag 2019), we took the opportunity to show young people relevant future research topics and interesting jobs related to plant science. Eight girls and boys visited the IGZ for a one-day internship and were thrilled. They made soap, infiltrated tobacco plants, spread […]

 

The future lies in our hands – today, on Future Day 2019 (Zukunftstag 2019), we took the opportunity to show young people relevant future research topics and interesting jobs related to plant science.

Eight girls and boys visited the IGZ for a one-day internship and were thrilled. They made soap, infiltrated tobacco plants, spread yeast cultures on plates and tried out our microscopes. In the greenhouse, they were learned how to adjust the pH-value of nutrient solutions and had a look into climatic chambers and under the greenhouse. Overall, a diverse program under competent and friendly guidance by our staff for and with smart, interested children and young people.

We all had a very nice day and maybe we could give an impulse for later career decisions!

photo: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Website des "Zukunftstags"

 

Events │ 8. March 2019

IGZ – Zukunftstag (Future Day) for Girls and Boys

Also this year IGZ is – of course – participating in the Zukunftstag (Future Day) – Boy´s- and Girl´s Day, since we would like to give you the chance to get an insight into the fascination of plant sciences. The day starts on March 28th at 9.30 am and we´ll be done around 2pm.   And […]

Also this year IGZ is – of course – participating in the Zukunftstag (Future Day) – Boy´s- and Girl´s Day, since we would like to give you the chance to get an insight into the fascination of plant sciences.

The day starts on March 28th at 9.30 am and we´ll be done around 2pm.

 

And that´s what we offer to the girls and boys:

  • conduct experiments in our labs
  • prepare and check experiments running in the greenhouses
  • get a tour through the Gas Exchange Greenhouse (unique in Germany) and our phytochambers

 

We are looking forward to the girls and boys visiting us on March 28th.

Unfortunately we are booked out already, but there will be another chance next year!

 

And here are some memories from last year (2018):

Photos: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Website vom Zukunftstag

 

Events │ 28. February 2019

Fascination of Plants Day – Superhero Plant

On May 16th we are inviting you – “young researchers” from kindergardens and elementary schools – to visit us and learn about plants by watching, listening, tasting and interacting. How do plants eat meat? How do they drink? And how could you change their color? Or how do they interact with their environment? All these questions […]

On May 16th we are inviting you – “young researchers” from kindergardens and elementary schools – to visit us and learn about plants by watching, listening, tasting and interacting. How do plants eat meat? How do they drink? And how could you change their color? Or how do they interact with their environment? All these questions and many more will be answered during this day.

Date:

Thursday, May 16th 2019

Venue:

Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, Großbeeren

Time:

9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For further informationen and for registration of your kindergarden or school class please write to or call: Marina Korn (korn@igzev.de; 033701 – 78 238).

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Events │ 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

 

Events

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“

 

 

Events │ 4. December 2018

Workshop on Knowledge Transfer in Environmental and Earth Sciences in the Leibniz – and the Helmholtz Associations

There are many research institutes focussing on environmental sciences and earth sciences belonging to the Leibniz association or Helmholtz association. All of them working on exciting topics highly relevant to science, politics, the public or industry. Being in contact with these stakeholders, starting a dialogue and involving them into projects has always been important, but it is getting even more important […]

There are many research institutes focussing on environmental sciences and earth sciences belonging to the Leibniz association or Helmholtz association. All of them working on exciting topics highly relevant to science, politics, the public or industry. Being in contact with these stakeholders, starting a dialogue and involving them into projects has always been important, but it is getting even more important during the last years.

This monday, december 3rd the Workshop “Wissenstransfer in den Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften bei Leibniz und Helmholtz” (`Knowledge transfer in environmental sciences and earth sciences´) took place in Berlin, supported by both associations. The workshop aimed to build networks between colleagues responsible for transfer in both associations, to find common topics and  identify challenges to work on. Discussions mainly focussed on culture of transfer at the institutions, stakeholder engagement, indicators of knowledge transfer and the development of competences in this field.

The event was initiated and organized by transfer managers from:

  • Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Johannes Graupner, IGB),
  • Earth System Knowledge Platform of the Helmholtz association (Nicola Isensahl, former ESKP),
  • Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (Marina Korn, IGZ),
  • Alfred-Wegner-Institute (Gesche Krause, AWI Helmholtz),
  • Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (Katharina Schmidt, ZALF & agrathaer)
  • and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Ulrike Sylla, PIK Leibniz).

During a final feedback round both, the idea and results of the workshop have been estimated very positively by the participants.

Foto: Marina Korn, IGZ

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Programm des Workshops "Wissenstransfer in den Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften bei Leibniz und Helmholtz" am 3.12.2018

 

Events │ 17. October 2018

2nd Meeting of the EPSO WG Horticulture, 16-17 October 2018

During the last two days, the 2nd Meeting of the Working Group Horticulture of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) took place at IGZ. Prof Eckhard George (director of Research of IGZ) and Dr Anja Dieleman (Wageningen University) are chairing the Working Group. The aim of this workshop was to update participants on current developments […]

During the last two days, the 2nd Meeting of the Working Group Horticulture of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) took place at IGZ. Prof Eckhard George (director of Research of IGZ) and Dr Anja Dieleman (Wageningen University) are chairing the Working Group.

The aim of this workshop was to update participants on current developments and initiatives of the European Commission in the field of Horticulture, and to discuss urgent issues in horticultural research with academia, industry and practice along the whole value chain. 

Being the main invited speaker of the meeting, Annette Schneegans from the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, B.2 Research and Innovation, gave an exciting presentation leading to a lively discussion.

During the 3rd meeting, which will be organized in 2019, participants and members of the working group  are going  to  discuss further common activities, with special regard to the new framework programme 9 `Horizon Europe´, focussing on mission-oriented research & innovation within the European Union.

It was a great pleasure to host the event and of course it is always an enrichment to meet european scientists working on different fields of horticulture.

 

Photo: Eva Piontek

 

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Website of the European Plant Science Organisation

 

Events │ 17. October 2018

IGZ at the Schülerakademie

The aim of the Schülerakademie initiated by proWissen Potsdam e.V. is to bring together scientists and pupils. This week, year five pupils of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Schule from Potsdam got the opportunity to bake vegetable bread with our PhD student Rebecca Klopsch. The tasting of the delicious bread was the highlight of the day. The vegetable bread […]

The aim of the Schülerakademie initiated by proWissen Potsdam e.V. is to bring together scientists and pupils. This week, year five pupils of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Schule from Potsdam got the opportunity to bake vegetable bread with our PhD student Rebecca Klopsch. The tasting of the delicious bread was the highlight of the day.

The vegetable bread is a part of the project NutriAct. The aim is to increase the nutrients of bread by adding vegetables.

All information about NutriAct

All information about Schülerakademie

Photos: Luisa Gierke, IGZ

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Events │ 15. May 2018

Day of open Doors 2018 @ IGZ and LAGF

    On 09 June 2018 we will welcome you at the Day of Open Doors 2018, carried out by IGZ and LAGF! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free entrance! Programme IGZ: In Addition to fascinating talks and tours through labs and greenhouses, you will have the chance to buy herbs, relax while having coffee and cake. […]

 

 

On 09 June 2018 we will welcome you at the Day of Open Doors 2018, carried out by IGZ and LAGF!

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Free entrance!

Programme IGZ: In Addition to fascinating talks and tours through labs and greenhouses, you will have the chance to buy herbs, relax while having coffee and cake. Children are warmly invited to participate in games and tinker.

And that´s what we prepare for you:

  1. Tours through the labs of PB3
  2. Thermal camera – how to visualize (drought) damage in plant leaves without damaging the plants
  3. Presentations (@12 Hannah Freudenreich: Food safety and poverty reduction – with vegetables”; @2pm Susanne Kramer “Vertical greening – a project on grassing concrete facades”
  4. Gardener´s café (Cake, coffee, tea, cold drinks)
  5. Selling of a huge variety of herbs
  6. Research street – current research project and its use for everyone
  7. Researcher´s playground – for children (play memory, tinker buttons, maybe microscopy)
  8. Halophytes – how to grow them
  9. Gas exchange greenhouse – unique in Germany
  10. Excavator and tractor – for children to enter and sit inside
  11. Geophilus electricus – how to create 3D- soil maps

Click here for a site plan (2 pages Pdf)

Programme LAGF:  The annual Cup of landscape gardeners 2018 will be carried out at this day, intersting talks will be given and hobby gardeners are invited to raise questions. AS usual visitors have the chance to buy plants and children may check the children´s Programme.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you!

 

Accessibility at IGZ: The lab building, greenhouses and sanitary facilities are barrier-free accessible.

*Photographs will be taken at the event. By taking part in this event you grant the organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other non-commercial purposes.

 

  

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