Plant Production and Propagation
The major Plant Production and Propagation is offered by the followoing supervisors:
Institute of Biostatistics
Main fields of research: Biostatistics, statistical methods in bioinformatics.
Institute of Horticultural Productions Systems
Fruit Science section
Main fields of research: Fruit growth and development.
Main fields of resarch: Mechanical properties of cuticles and their primary determinants
Main fields of research: Molecular characterization of plant viruses, genetic engineering, transgenic plants, risk assessment of virus resistant transgenic plants.
Main fields of research: Development of sustainable plant protection strategies in open land vegetable production, Optimisation of the application of beneficial organisms in the greenhouse, Intraguild predation: mechanisms and impact on populations, Invasive insect species in Germany: threat or enrichment?
Main fields of research: Postharvest physiology and biology, in-vitro propagation and biotechnology of ornamental crops.
Vegetable Systems Modelling section
Main fields of research: Modelling plant growth and development, models for harvest forecast and plant architectural modelling, genomic modelling, mechanical weed control, models for irrigation scheduling, physiology of plant adaptation to drought, physiology and ecology of the nitrogen cycle.
Woody Plant and Propagation Physiology section
Main fields of research: Physiology of propagation of horticultural crops, in vitro culture techniques, propagation of woody plants, interspecific hybridization, genetic transformation, somatic embryogenesis.