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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Research program "Precision farming in crop and livestock production"

The growing demand for fresh food, feed, raw materials and bioenergy requires a sustainable intensification of production systems and increases in resource efficiency.

Our research provides strategies and results for site-specific, adaptive optimisation of management. This is a prerequisite for agriculture to produce efficient, environmentally friendly, and profitable, while integrating the protection of animals and natural resources. With this goal, we  address current societal issues and find solutions which bridge the gap from basic research to implementation often in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation.

One focus of our research is the development and application of sensors for the detection of soil and plant properties and conditions of animals. The use of sensor data for the imaging of physiological processes in the agricultural process enables real-time information on system parameters such as nutrient supply, plant growth, disease pressure, climatic conditions, water demand, respiratory rate, heat stress or fruit ripening. This online analysis is an important step for individual and flexible process control. The information obtained in-situ must be integrated into the development of complex physiological and physical models, which in turn enable a precise control of the production processes in the sense of a sustainable intensification.

Methodological approach of the research program

Program events

May 4, 2020: Virtual Meeting - INI2020 in Berlin (originally scheduled for May 3-7, 2020)

For Covid-19 updates concerning the 8th Global Nitrogen Conference of the International Nitrogen...

Oct 11-12, 2020: Water use assessment of livestock production systems and supply chains, Berlin

The expert-workshop serves to advance and harmonize methods and techniques and improve water use in...

Program news

ATB at IPM 2020 in Essen

Feb 3, 2020: Under the motto "Borders are blurring - an industry in flux", research institutes...

Flugtraining für Landwirte

12. Dez. 2019: Was ist bei der Erstellung von Luftbildern mit Drohnen zu beachten? Welche Software...


Präzises Modell für den optimalen Fruchtbehang

6. Juni 2019: Brandenburgs Agrar- und Umweltstaatssekretärin Dr. Carolin Schilde informierte sich bei ihrem gestrigen Besuch am ATB-Forschungsstandort Marquardt über Ergebnisse des EIP-Agri Projekts...

Projekt SunBot: Autonome Pflegehelfer für das Beerenobst

14. Aug. 2018: Ein autonom fahrender, mit Energie aus Photovoltaik gespeister Traktor soll künftig in Strauchbeerenanlagen gezielt die Pflege des Unterwuchses übernehmen und damit helfen, Ertrag und...

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail