The Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation

was founded in 2005 by a consolidation of several institutes with the goal of coordinating and focusing research and teaching in the field of crop production and resource conservation.
The research of the 14 professors and several independent research groups is directed at a wide field ranging from soil science, microbiology, plant pathology, molecular physiological basis of stress resistance, functional genome analyses, plant breeding and crop production.

News from INRES
Help for stressed-out cells in a crisis

According to a team of plant researchers, mitochondria provide unexpected help for cells in a crisis by respiring away harmful substances. The current study produced by the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of Plants (IBBP) at the University of Münster and the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) at the University of Bonn has been published in the journal Plant Cell.

Conference on digital technologies for sustainable crop production

How can digital technologies be used for more sustainable crop production? Researchers from a wide range of disciplines are working on these questions at the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob at the University of Bonn. At the Cluster's flagship conference, DIGICROP, experts pool their knowledge, bringing together distinguished speakers from around the world. Given the great success of DIGICROP 2020 at the end of last year, preparations are underway for the next edition of the conference, which will be held digitally from March 28 to 30, 2022. The Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob is receiving support from the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (USA). Scientists are invited to submit presentations in the form of videos by January 5.

Agricultural scientist from PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence is most cited

Prof. Dr. Anne-Katrin Mahlein, co-opted professor at the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute of Sugar Beet Research (Göttingen) is the most cited author in the research field sensing and imaging of plant disease. According to a publication by the journal “Tropical Plant Pathology”, Mahlein’s research has significantly pushed this area of research forward. Overall, the University Bonn has been determined to be the most productive and most collaborative institution in the field.

Digital assistants in the field

Food, feed, fibers and fuel: with demand growing, agriculture has a key role to play in the future of humanity and our planet. At the same time, the increasing scarcity of arable land and the impact of climate change are bringing problems such as drought, heat and other extreme weather events. In the PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence, therefore, researchers from different disciplines are working toward a common goal: unlocking more sustainable crop production with limited resources and thus shrinking the environmental footprint caused by cultivating plants. To this end, they are harnessing innovative digital technologies, including some from the world of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Events
ARTS Seminar
Zoom conference ...
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Lecture series on current topics of resource management with Folkard Asch on "Sea level rice and land use in Asian deltas" via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 970 7536 5594; ...
PhenoRob | Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
Zoom conference ...
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PhenoRob Interdisciplinary Lecture Series with Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss (Universität Bonn) on "Neural Network Basics for Image Interpretation" via ZOOM.
Molecular Biology of Plants 2022
Sportschule Hennef
09:00 AM
The next Conference Molecular Biology of Plants of the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology of the DBG is planned to take place at Sportschule ...
Digicrop 2022
online
04:00 PM
Together with the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS), the Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop ...

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Contact

INRES - Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation

Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Thomas Döring

Office

Stephanie Schmidt
+49 228 / 73-2851

inres@uni-bonn.de

Address

Karlrobert-Kreiten-Strasse 13
53115 Bonn

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