The “Biogenic value creation and smart farming” initiative created by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft focuses on applied research in the agriculture and food industry. Innovative technologies for sustainable agriculture across the entire value chain are being researched and developed. The Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT is offering its expertise in the field of plant monitoring — from data acquisition to decision support.
A technology center for phenotyping which deals with the objective evaluation of characteristics of selected crops, from seed cultivation to use, is being set up for precisely this purpose at the Triesdorf site. The focus is on plants which are particularly relevant for regional agriculture and food supply. The center will pioneer methods for the rapid breeding of new plant varieties and for optimization of cultivation conditions.
The idea is not only to develop and use sustainable and resource-efficient technologies in a controlled climate environment, but also to transfer them directly into practice.