Research infrastructure

Photo: Manuel Gutjahr

ATB's research site Marquardt

Weather data

Longterm annual precipitation (since 2009):                 409,6 mm   
Longterm mean annual temperature (since 2009):         10,95 °C   
absolute temperature minimum:                                     -26,8 °C   (on 11.02.1929)
absolute temperature maximum:                                     39,9 °C   (on 16.07.2007)

Soil characteristics

Soil texture: Ss, Su, St, Sl2 Sl4
     Sand: 71 – 88 %
     Silt: 8 – 15 %
     Clay: 4 – 14 %
Corg-content: 0.4 – 1.7 %
Useable fieldcapacity: XXXX
pH-value: 6.6 – 8.4
Soil number: 0-34
Height above sea level: 42 m
Geological origin:: Diluvium
Bedrock: Boulder clay


Irrigation possible on all arable areas by an hydrant network

Irrigation of fruit crops by an automated drip irrigation system

Cultivated crops

Crop production: cereals, potatos, maize, sorghum, fibe plants, medicinal plants, field vegetables

Fruit production: apple, sweet cherry, blue berry

Others: poplar (short rotation coppice), walnut, hazelnut    


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