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The teaching and research unit Rauischholzhausen with the locations Rauischholzhausen, Gießen (Weilburger Grenzer) and Groß-Gerau primarily serves research and teaching in the field of soil and plants.

Facilities and location

  • 160 ha arable land, 40 ha permanent grassland
  • Focus on plat production
  • Crop rotation planning, multifactorial experiments
  • Pot experiments
  • Suckler cow husbandry and bull fattening, approx. 120 cattle in total


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

  • Precipitation: 700 mm/a
  • Average annual temperature: 9°C
  • Climatic water balance: 110 mm/a


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Selected publications

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Selected external funded projects

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Long term experiments

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