AgEng-LandTechnik 2022 – Post Conference Excursions

To round off this unique conference, we cordially invite you to take part in one of three excursions in the Berlin region. Depending on your wishes, we take you to renowned research institutions, exciting practical companies and world heritage sites where research and application go hand in hand.

The full-day tours start directly at the hotel. By bus, you will travel through Berlin's city centre, which is definitely worth seeing, and the picturesque landscapes of the surrounding countryside. Sufficient breaks along with refreshments will be provided. Lunch is on a self-pay basis.

Date:                                Nov 24, 2022, 9 a.m. - about 5 p.m.

Departure and arrival: Mercure Hotel MOA, Berlin

Pre-Conference Fee:     25 € per registration, lunch on self-pay basis

Choose from three offers:

Tour A - Bridging the gap from research to application – Visiting Potsdam

Potsdam is a city of UNESCO World Heritage, a city of parks and palaces, of culture and science. We take you on a trip to Potsdam for visiting the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (Leibniz ATB), one of about 40 scientific institutions in Potsdam and a pioneer and driver of bioeconomy research. ATB scientists will guide you through the unique set of pilot plants, laboratories and a boundary layer wind tunnel. Learn about how woodchips of short rotation coppices provide sustainable heat supply for ATB‘s campus. Get in contact with alternatives for peatland management and new business ideas for paludi cultures.

After a lunchbreak, you will visit the historical Park Sanssouci where culture and research is closely connected. Enjoy a guided tour through this world heritage site and learn about the efforts of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten (SPSG) to protect the trees from the impacts of climate change in the historic parks using humic substances. ( ) Afterwards you will get the chance to explore park sanssouci on your own.

No. of participants: min 5 and max 25


Tour B – Next-generation horticulture

Innovative and sustainable greenhouse technologies as well as biosensor optimisation will await for you at the first stop of this tour, the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. This Institute of Humboldt University dates back with a history of around 200 years but conducts research into the major challenges of our time. Among other things, you will gain insights into experiments on technology for solar energy production from greenhouses and technology for closed cycles in coupled agricultural systems (for example systems with insects, fish and vegetable).

After a lunchbreak, we will visit the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) in Großbeeren with its extensive grounds, the only greenhouse in Europe for above-ground and underground gas exchange measurements and a special focus on next-generation horticultural systems. With its research, the IGZ develops management strategies for indoor and outdoor horticulture, which are resource-efficient, adapted to climate change and use model-based decision support systems.

No. of participants: min 5 and max 25


Tour C – Matching the contraverse - Laser technologies and regenerative agriculture

Laser technologies open up a wide field for measurements in agriculture. The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik in Berlin develops diode lasers that are especially tailored to applications in sensor technology and analytics. Just for you, the institute will open its doors to the Laser sensor laboratory and provide insight in current projects on high-frequency electronics, photonics and quantum physics.
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After a  lunchbreak, we will leave Berlin and drive to the Gut&Bösel, an ecological agriculture and forestry business with a vision they call “Beyond farming”. Their overall aim is to improve the cultivated land instead of just maintaining the status quo. Therefore, Gut&Bösel works together with start-ups, scientific institutions, pioneers and associations and provide trial plots, conduct long-term studies and integrate new applications into agricultural practice. You will get the chance to explore new farming concepts, syntropic agriculture and agroforestry systems combined with animal husbandry. ( )

No. of participants: min 5 and max 16