Crop Functional Genomics
Plant Pathology
Plant Nutrition
General Soil Science and Soil Ecology

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 15 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.

Cultivating Collaborative Excellence Across Borders

Producing sufficient food, feed, fiber, and fuel for our world population while simultaneously reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural production is a great challenge for humanity. DigiCrop.Net is a new platform of four leading research organizations from across the world who aim at supporting this endeavor with technology-driven approaches as key elements of possible solutions. Together, the partners seek to address central challenges and investigate novel ways for achieving sustainable crop production.

Agriculture study delivers unexpected results

Farmers usually plant so-called cover crops after harvesting their main crop in the Fall. This prevents erosion of the soil and nutrient leaching. The roots of these crops also stabilize the structure of the soil. It had been assumed up to now that a mixture of different cover crops would result in particularly intensive rooting. However, a recent study carried out by the University of Bonn, University of Kassel and University of Göttingen found only limited evidence that this is the case. Instead, mixed cover crops grow thinner roots than when just one single type of cover crop is planted. This result was unexpected. It documents how little is currently understood about the interactions between plant roots. The study was published in the magazine “Plant and Soil.”


The 5th INRES - Minisymposium (INRES Day) will take place on August 24 on the Campus Poppelsdorf in the lecture hall center "CP1-HSZ", Endenicher Allee 19C, 53115 Bonn, Germany.

Over 10,5 Million Euros for Cleaner Air in Sheds and Stalls

Gases that are harmful to health and the climate are produced wherever livestock are kept. Although there are various ways of supposedly reducing these emissions, it is often impossible to say with any certainty how effective they are. This is because recording precise levels of harmful gases has so far been a laborious, costly and time-consuming process. A Germany-wide joint project is now setting out to change that with the help of more than €10,5 million in funding from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The official funding certificate has been presented yesterday by Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir at a ceremony in Potsdam. Among other things, the methods being developed are intended to identify particularly efficient ways of reducing emissions.

Picnic: PhenoRob Networking Lunch for Making New Connections
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12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Come and have lunch together at the PhenoRob Pavillion (behind Nußallee 17)! Our guest on this day is Masha Popović, Junior Research Group Leader in PhenoRob.
Plant Science Colloquium with Prof. Dr. Junpei Takano
Katzenburgweg 5
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
Boron (B) deficiency and toxicity are agricultural problems impeding crop production worldwide. Due to relatively high solubility of B as boric acid, B ...
PhenoRob | Seminar Series
Zoom conference ...
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
40th PhenoRob Seminar Series with Janina Dierks (University of Bonn) on "Plant-soil interactions for resilientagroecosystems" and Matthias Wissuwa (University ...
PhenoRob network event | "New Methods in Weed Control"
Universitätsclub Bonn
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
PhenoRob cordially invites you to join the upcoming networking event on 19.10.2023, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, at Universitätsclub Bonn to exchange ideas with ...


INRES - Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation

Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Thomas Döring


Stephanie Schmidt
+49 228 / 73-2851


Karlrobert-Kreiten-Strasse 13
53115 Bonn

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