Welcome to the Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition (IAPN). An increasing world population, changing dietary habits and climate change place great demands on agricultural research. Increasingly, the focus in agriculture is on questions pertaining to the efficient use of arable and pasture land, of water and of plant nutrients.
The IAPN addresses these issues. We are committed to researching the role of intelligent fertilization management in handling these global challenges, and to provide solutions.
We see ourselves as an interface between science and agricultural practice. The development of approaches to an efficient transfer of knowledge is therefore another important concern. We aim to pool knowledge in a global network, creating synergies for successful research and practical implementation of these research results.

- In October 2023, Johanna Marie Lass joined the IAPN team as a new scientist.

The project focuses on the effectiveness of nutrient application via the leaf, specifically on the stomatal uptake of foliar fertilizers more

- Doctoral position (m/f/d) to be filled at IAPN

At the Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition (IAPN), the position of "Scientific employee (m/f/d)" in part-time is to be filled for a limited period of three years. The aim is to work on a research project on plant physiological questions of nutrient uptake via the leaves of plants. more

- IAPN welcomes Dr. Renata Callegari Ferrari

Since September 2022, Dr. Renata Callegari Ferrari from Brazil works as a guest scientist at IAPN. Her research focuses on assessing photosynthesis in barley grown with different potassium availability and under drought stress. For this project, she was awarded a Georg Forster Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for two years. more

- Non-invasive assessment of plant-water relations: a new publication of Dr. Paulo Cabrita

In his latest publication, Dr. Paulo Cabrita showed how the leaf patch clamp pressure (LPCP) probe, so far used to monitor plant water status continuously, can also be used to study changes in the air pressure inside plant leaves. The article was published in Planta in June 2022. more

- IAPN has published Annual Report 2021

IAPN’s “Annual Report 2021: Research on Sustainable Plant Nutrition” provides insights into the institute’s most recent activities in research, teaching and knowledge exchange. more

- Professor Dr. Abdullah Ulas conducted research at IAPN

[Translate to English:] Professor Dr. Abdullah Ulas (Foto: Ulas)
From June to September 2022, Professor Dr. Abdullah Ulas conducted research at IAPN and the Division of Plant Nutrition and Crop Physiology at the University of Göttingen. At Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, he is head of the Division of Plant Nutrition and director of the Agricultural Research and Applied Center. more

- Dr. Setareh Jamali Jaghdani ready to face new challenges

By the end of April 2022, Dr. Setareh Jamali Jaghdani has left IAPN and took on new tasks. From January 2018 to July 2021, she had carried out her PhD studies at IAPN. Afterwards, she worked as a postdoctoral scientist at our institute. Her research focused on the role of magnesium in photosynthesis and photoprotection. more

- Magnesium deficiency in spinach: new publication of Dr. Setareh Jamali Jaghdani

After completing her PhD research project, Dr. Setareh Jamali Jaghdani has published the results of her final year of studies in her article “The impact of magnesium deficiency on photosynthesis and photoprotection in Spinacia oleracea”. It was co-authored by Dr. Merle Tränkner and Professor Dr. Peter Jahns. Also, the dissertation is available now. more

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