Welcome

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.

- New Scientist at IAPN

Dr. Ariel Turcios has been working as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the IAPN since 1 January 2019. He supports the teaching in the field of applied plant nutrition and supervises students in their seminars and final theses at IAPN. more

- Focussing on Magnesium again: The 3rd International Symposium

The 3rd International Symposium on Magnesium in Crop Production, Food Quality and Human Health was held from 25–28 November 2018 in China. The IAPN took part in the Organizing Committee and in the intense discourse. more

- Top 3 ranking for IMPAC³

The project IMPAC³ in which IAPN research associate Annika Lingner participates was honoured with a top 3 ranking in the Research category of the German Sustainability Award. Winner in this category was the project “F.R.A.N.Z.” more

- Production and natural resources of mineral fertilizers

Approximately 190 million tonnes of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are used as plant nutrients worldwide, and the demand is rising. This time, ‘IAPN in Dialogue’ focussed on fertilizer production and on future availabilities... more

- IMPAC³ nominated for German Sustainability Award 2019

IMPAC³, a project supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has been nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2019 in the Research category. In this project, IAPN research associate Annika Lingner is... more

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