Research project BOELN has started

01 December 2018: Research project BOELN (Enhancing productivity and nutrient efficiency in organic crop production by irrigation management) started

The potential of irrigation to improve the water and nutrient supply in organic agriculture is investigated in the new research project BOELN, funded by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE). Emphasis is not only on the effect of reduced drought stress on the productivity of a typical crop rotation but also on the effect of irrigation on nitrogen fixation of leguminious crops. The project is funded for three years in which the division agronomy will collaborate with researchers at the University of Bonn.

The project will perform field experiments on organic fields located near Bonn and Göttingen to compare afterwards results for distinct soil and climatic conditions.

Dr. Rüdiger Jung
Prof. Dr. Stefan Siebert

More information is available on the website of the research project.