Our research projects

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Research projects

Below you will find the description of some large research projects or research networks coordinated by ATB. 
These projects are supported by competitively acquired third-party funds from various research funding programs.

In addition, we have listed infrastructural funding projects that have helped us to further develop and expand our research infrastructure in the recent years.

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Intelligence for Soil – Integrated System for Site-Specific Soil Fertility Management. The project aims to develop a mobile, sensor-based analysis system that can provide recommendations for a site-specific fertilizer management - for almost every square meter of soil. It is to contribute to improving soil functions and reducing environmental pollution. With I4S, ATB is coordinating one of 10 interdisciplinary research networks within the framework of Bonares. Funding is provided by the BMBF. 
Contact: Dr. Robin Gebbers


The EU funded project Grass-based circular business models for rural agri-food value chains is developing new circular business models based on grassland and pruning residues in rural areas. New biomass utilisation concepts will improve nutrient recovery, contribute to enhanced self-sufficiency in raw materials and will reduce energy consumption. Funding is provided by the EU.
Contact: Dr. Philipp Grundmann


In the project Emission-free Shrubberry Production, an autonomously operated tractor powered by photovoltaic energy is being developed, which in the future, will be able to take care of the understory growth in bush berry plantations and thus help to improve yield and fruit quality of soft fruit. Partners from research, industry and practice are collaborating closely within the project. Funding is provided within the framework of the European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability" (EIP-AGRI).
Contact: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien


The ERA-Net project Milkey aims at holistic system concepts for sustainable and low-emission milk production, which are targeting key regions in Europe. One of the aims is to identify the most important techniques for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the respective dairy farming systems and regions and to develop an online monitoring tool for barn climate and emission control.
Contact: PD Dr. Barbara Amon Prof. UZ


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