Document Actions

Launsbacher Weg

The main task of the pot experiment station is to cultivate plants under near-natural conditions in different substrates or in water culture in the pot under varying experimental conditions. The testing of nutrient efficiencies of different genotypes or the investigation of resistance to plant diseases and abiotic stress of different genotypes can be carried out much more cost-effectively in vascular experiments than in field trials. A further task of the pot research station is for students to carry out their own experiments under supervision as part of their studies.

Facilities and location

  • Greenhouse
  • Wire cage
  • 3 climate controlled chambers


(according to DWD climate maps, 1x1km long term average 1981-2010):

  • Precipitation: 700 mm/a
  • Average annual temperature: 9,7°C
  • Climatic water balance: 90 mm/a


Gleyic Cambisol


Show larger map


Selected publications

  • Schubert, S., A. Neubert, A. Schierholt, A. Sümer und C. Zörb: Development of salt-resistant maize hybrids: The combination of physiological strategies using conventional breeding methods. Plant Sci. 177, 196-202 (2009) DOI:10.1016/j.plantsci.2009.05.011
  • Steffens, D., T. Leppin, N. Luschin-Ebengreuth, Z. M. Yang und S. Schubert: Organic soil phosphorus considerably contributes to plant nutrition but is neglected by routine soil-testing methods. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 173, 765-771 (2010) DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201000079
  • Hütsch, B. W., S. Jung und S. Schubert: Comparison of salt and drought-stress effects on growth and yield formation of maize with regard to acid invertase in the kernels. J. Agron. Crop Sci. 201, 353-367 (2015) DOI:10.1111/jac.12111
  • Jung, S., B. Hütsch und S. Schubert: Salt stress reduces kernel number of corn by inhibiting plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 113, 198-207 (2017) DOI:10.1016/j.plaphy.2017.02.009
  • Hütsch, Birgit W., Schubert, Sven, Harvest Index of Maize (Zea mays L.): Are There Possibilities for Improvement? Advances in Agronomy, DOI:10.1016/bs.agron.2017.07.004, 2017

Selected external funded projects

  • Syngenta (225.000 €)

    • Einfluss verschiedener Behandlungsmaßnahmen auf den Ertrag von Körnermais unter Kontrollbedingungen und Dürrestress.
      (Effect of various treatments on maize yield under control and drought conditions.)
    • Zea mays
    • 2013-2017
    • Projekt ist noch nicht beendet.
    • Containertechnik
  • Nestlé (212.563 €)

    • Biofortifikation von Spinat und Petersilie mittels Zink-Blattdüngung.
      (Green herbs and green leafy vegetables with increased zinc content by agricultural means for re-greening process and bio-fortification.)
    • Spinacia oleracea, Petrosilium crispum
    • 2014-2017
    • Klimakammerversuche
  • BLE (180.542 €)

    • Phosphorrecycling mittels Kombination von Niedertemperatur-Konvertierung und thermochemischem Aufschluss von biogenen Reststoffen.
      (Phosphorus recycling by combination of low-temperature conversion and thermochemical digestion of biogenic residues.)
    • Zea mays, Spinacia oleracea
    • 2013-2016
    • Mitscherlichgefäße
  • Syngenta (64.040 €)

    • Wirkung des Wachstumsregulators Moddus auf Ertrag und Nährstoffaneignung von Weizen und Gerste unter Kontroll- und Dürrestressbedingungen.
      (Effect of the growth regulator Moddus on yield and nutrient acquisition of wheat and barley under control and drought conditions.)
    • Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgare
    • 2007-2012
    • Containertechnik, Mitscherlichgefäße, Ahrgefäße
  • BLE (178.958 €)

    • Nachhaltige Steigerung der Phosphat-Effizienz von Winterweizen durch eine effektive Wurzel-Boden-Interaktion.
      (Sustainable enhancement of the phosphate efficiency of winter wheat through an effective root-soil-interaction.)
    • Triticum aestivum
    • 2017-2020
    • Containertechnik, Mitscherlichgefäße, Klimakammerversuche

Long term experiment

  • Stickstoff- und Protonenbilanz in einer Ackerbohnen-Weizen-Fruchtfolge mit und ohne Rückführung der vegetativen Sprossteile.
    Nitrogen and proton balance in a faba bean-wheat rotation with and without recirculation of the vegetative shoot parts.
  • Vicia faba L., Triticum aestivum L.
  • seit 2001
  • Projekt ist noch nicht beendet.
  • 18 Kleinparzellen (je 1.13 m2)