A research project coordinated by the University of Hohenheim has developed a system that detects fungal infections in the field at an early stage and greatly reduces the use of fungicides.
In the right places, jojoba plantations can influence the microclimate and increase precipitation, reveals a simulation by researchers at the University of Hohenheim.
Bee researchers from Würzburg show that there are great differences between the microbial communities of social bee colonies and the more species-rich solitary bees.
More money from the federal government, protection of habitats and a foreseeable end to the pesticide glyphosate are intended to counter the decline of insects.
At Clariant's Straubing biorefinery, 30 metric tons of Miscanthus grass were successfully processed into sugars and ethanol.
Fraunhofer researchers are developing processes and catalysts to produce chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide. They have now demonstrated ethylene synthesis.
Materials researchers at the University of Kiel have measured how strongly pollen adheres to certain flower organs.
A German-Ethiopian research cooperation aims to develop catalysts for the sustainable use of fatty oils from the seeds of Vernonia galamensis.
Chemistry giant BASF and Californian molecular diagnostics expert Ontera are cooperating to produce mobile devices that can detect and name infections of diseases at an early stage.
In Baden-Württemberg, a research centre is to be established that will develop processes for the sustainable and inexpensive production of high-tech fibres from hardwood.
One in two consumers is willing to buy products from vertical agriculture, shows a study by the University of Göttingen.
Environmental and agricultural researchers have analyzed the EU Commission's reform proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy. They have identified significant deficits and presented alternatives.
Dead or alive? Plant researchers at the University of Osnabrück have developed a method that can save seedbanks a lot of time and effort.
Using epigenetic markers in the genome, Fraunhofer researchers can deduce the biological age of a cell sample. The software used is based on AI algorithms.
An inventory of life in inland waters reveals a population loss that is twice as high as on land and in the sea.
In marine sediments, not only microorganisms but also chemical processes produce nitrous oxide that is harmful to the climate.
Plant researchers from Germany have unlocked the genetic potential of old landraces for breeding robust maize varieties that can withstand harsh conditions caused by climate change.
Lawns and trees are good for people living in the city - neuroscientists from Heidelberg and Karlsruhe have measured how spending time in green spaces affects the well-being of volunteers.
Together with European partners, researchers from the Julius Kühn Institute are investigating how far feedstocks for biobased fertilizers are contaminated with pollutants.
A German research cooperation has analyzed the toxins of a species of the robber fly and found an underestimated potential for agriculture and pharmaceutical research.