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Development and application of smart fertilizers and plant fortifiers in the ecological blueberry cultivation

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Development and application of smart fertilizers and plant fortifiers in the ecological blueberry cultivation

Project description

Due to the ecological orientation many households in Germany focus on, the demand for bio certified berries is increasing. However, cultivation without agro chemicals involves some critical risks: For one thing due to cases of pests and illness. Other risks involve missing nitrogen sources, which are present in farm manure only in the form of relatively unstable ammonium. If the soil gets a pH value of 5 and above, the intake of iron is inhibited, which leads to deficiency symptoms and lower yields. Another problem is declining bio diversity, for example through bee deaths, leading to decreasing yields as well. Due to problems like these, organic farms focusing on blueberry cultivation harvest only 3-4 tons per hektar. Which questions the profitability of these special cultures. Our goal is to minimize economic hazards and to realize a high-yielding harvest in the ecological blueberry cultivation – mainly through the use of innovative bio-based fertilizers and fortifiers. Procedure and approaches during and after the course of the project will be made available for other economy branches as well.


Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Plant production and horticulture
  • Fertilisation

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Piccoplant Mikrovermehrungen GmbH
Brokhauser Weg 75
26129 Oldenburg

Phone: 0441/969800

Email: elke.haase@piccoplant.de

Type of OG partners

  • Researcher
  • Researcher

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