System analysis and assessment
This domain analyses carbon, nitrogen and water cycles and assesses environmental effects and water productivity of crop production. Assessments are based on data from own field trials, literature and model runs on carbon dynamics in soil and biomass, nitrous oxide emission measurements and water budget equations.
Basic research-oriented questions aim at increasing our knowledge of soil-biological, soil-physical as well as soil-chemical processes. For instance, the effects of irrigation and fertilization on N2O emissions as well as on activity of involved soil microbiota are analysed. We examine the options to regulate water demand and water allocation in agriculture by socio-technological system innovations, institutions and governance structures.
The benefits and effects of different technologies on human-machine-interactions are assessed, and the required adaption by human users to technology developments, in particular digitization, are investigated. Furthermore, emissions and material flows of crop production are assessed within the modelling of the overall agricultural system.
Ongoing research projects
The FRUTIC Symposium 2019: Innovations in Pre- and Postharvest Supply Chain of Fresh Produce will...
Sept 17-20, 2019: Trainingschool on measuring and modelling gaseous emissions from livestock systems, Potsdam
The interdisciplinary training school provides hands-on training in measuring and modelling on...
The European Commission and the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN) under the UNECE Convention...
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...
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...