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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Research sites

Contact: Benjamin Trost
Head of ATB's research sites (as from July 2015)


ATB can use more than 40 ha arable land for its research. 

Research site Marquardt (Photo: BSA)
Research site Marquardt (Photo: BSA)

Research site Marquardt
Fieldlab for Digital Agriculture

Since July 1, 2015, ATB has a modern research station that offers on more than 20 ha arable land extensive options to answer scientific questions in the field of resource conservation, sustainability and environmental protection.

The research site is located in Marquardt, approx. 6.5 km northwest of the institute. It stretches along the Wublitz, a tributary of the river Havel, from Marquardt up to the national road B273 (see map).

Address: Hauptstr. 36b, 14476 Potsdam - OT Marquardt

Equipment and site description

Orchard with young plum trees in the TechnologyGarden
Orchard with young plum trees in the TechnologyGarden

A stone fruit orchard near Potsdam serves as a model for sensor-based precision horticulture in the ongoing experiment TechnologyGarden. Tree-specific information will contribute to carry out demand-oriented measures for quality fruit production and to determine accurately the appropriate harvest date. For producers, service providers and others the TechnologyGarden offers information on the latest methods for the management of intensively managed perennial crops.


  • Development and testing of in situ plant sensors 
  • Development and testing of mobile and stationary soil sensoren
  • Testong of remote sensors and methods (remote sensing)

Click here for more information on the TechnologyGarden

Contact: Prof. Dr. Manuela ZudeHorticultural Engineering

ATB's energy plantation
ATB's energy plantation (aerial view)

Experimental site for renewables

An experimental site in close neighbourhood to the institute is used since 1994 for research on short rotation coppice (poplar and willow, since 2010 robinia). 

In the focus of our research are energy efficiency, environmental compatibility, and economic optimality of processes for managing renewable resources.


  • Soil emissions of greenhouse gases from cultivation of short rotation coppice
  • Clone-site interactions in poplar and willow grown in short rotation on agricultural sites
  • Development of machinery and methods for harvesting, drying and storage of agrowood
  • Optimization of fertilizer management for nitrogen and phosphorus


Nov 7, 2019: Transforming our food systems for the future, Berlin

Some say our food systems are at a breaking-point and need to be transformed....

Nov 10-16, 2019: ATB at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover

At the world's largest agricultural technology fair in Hanover, ATB presents...

Nov 12, 2019: ATB-Colloquium 'Precision Agricultural Studies in Washington, USA'

Scientists from the Washington State University will speak about 'Smart...

Press information

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25. Okt. 2019: Die hygienisierende Behandlung mit Plasma-aktiviertem Wasser ist...

Bioökonomieforschung gestärkt: ATB eröffnet neues Forschungsgebäude

22. Aug. 2019: In Anwesenheit von Brandenburgs Wissenschaftsministerin Dr....

ATB 2016

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