Welcome to the homepage of the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ)
This homepage describes the achievements of the staff of the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau; IGZ). The IGZ is member of the Leibniz Association, and is one of the largest publicly funded horticultural research institutes. Our site in Grossbeeren has a long tradition in vegetable and ornamental plant research. In 2012, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the new start of the institute after the political changes in Germany and Europe.
Our institute comprises four Programme areas (Functional plant biology; Plant-microbe systems; Food quality and food security; Next-Generation horticultural systems), which are divided into 10 Research groups and one Junior research group. For more up-to-date information on the work in these themes, please turn to our website (www.igzev.de) or contact us directly.
Our work is generously funded by federal and state ministries. I would like to take the opportunity to thank these ministries for their continuing aid. The Scientific Advisory Committee of the IGZ is dedicated to promote our research efforts and to shape our scientific profile. Sincere thanks are due to all members of the Committee, but also to all other people from horticultural production, consumer groups or other scientific institutions that support our work.