12. HEF Symposium am 23. & 24. September 2021

This year, for the first time, the symposium will be held over two days, with an international scientific conference in English on Day 1 and a German-language symposium on Day 2.

=> Click here to get to the conference webpage for day 1 (English Language)

=> Click here to get to the Conference webpage for day 2 (German Language)


 "The Limits of Food Production  - Vertical Farming"

While food demand continues to increase with a growing global population, climate change and soil degradation have made it already difficult to ensure food security in some regions. Hence, producing more food in a more sustainable way constitutes a central agricultural challenge. An alternative for growing crops in the field has emerged in recent years with vertical farming. With LEDs becoming affordable and more efficient, the economics of indoor and vertical farming are redefined. In vertical farms, all growth factors including light, temperature, humidity, CO2 level, ventilation, water and nutrients can be controlled and optimized. Simultaneously, weeds, pests and diseases can be excluded, and the use of water and fertilizer can be drastically reduced. The aim of this conference is to discuss the current state of science in controlled-environment crop growth and vield, and to detemine the limits of food production in vertical farms.


Download the flyer Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einhere 

Please register via e-mail at Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-Mailhans-eisenmann-forum[at]tum.de with your name and affiliation, and indicate whether you would like to attend on-site or virtually and day 1, day2 or both days.

Please note that the attendance on-site is limited. Therefore, early registration is recomended. The event is open to all interested parties and is free of charge!

Click here to get to the conference webpage for day 1 (English Language)

Click here to get to the Conference webpage for day 2 (German Language)



10th Agricultural Science Symposium: September 26th, 2019

Foto: J. Kollmann/TUM


This year's symposium on Thursday, September 26, 2019, was dedicated to the highly topical topic "Biodiversity in the agricultural landscape: measure - promote - shape".During the one-day symposium here in Weihenstephan, the significance/value of biodiversity, the causes of biodiversity loss and the effects of different practices, measures and new approaches on diversity were highlighted and discussed. One goal was to bridge the apparent differences between agriculture and society and to find a way to live together instead of against each other.

 Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einFlyer

Summaries of talks and posters in german language are availabe in the Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einproceedings

and the  Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einsupplement of the proceedings.


coverage in the media:


https://www.br.de/mediathek/podcast/landwirtschaft-und-umwelt/mercosur-abkommen-landwirte-befuerchten-preisdruck/1743801 (ab Minute 19:55)