Agriculture - on - Tap

Together with our HEF-member Prof. Monika Egerer (Urban Productive Systems) we started a new lecture series. Here, we meet speakers from various fields of agricultural and environmental sciences for inspiring talks and lively discussion in a casual atmosphere. We meet in the "Jagdzimmer" at Furtner Bräu (Oberer Hauptstrasse 42 in Freising) for talks, discussions and beer. See below for dates, speakers and topics. For everyone who can not join in person: the event will be streamed via the HEF YouTube Channel (

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Lost in equations? – The power of models in agriculture

Modeling creates opportunities to better understand for example how climate change, drought and other environmental conditions affect crops. It can help improve agricultural efficiency by optimizing the use of resources such as water, fertilizer and energy. However, there are challenges to modeling in agriculture. Models must be specifically tailored to provide accurate results, such as individualized to the farm or region. In the winter semester 23/24, we will dive into different aspects of the topic at AgScience on tap.

Oct 18th, 2023
7 pm

The intriguing universe of crop simulation models
Rogerio de Souza, TUM
Nov 22nd, 2023
7 pm

Multi-scale models for mastering agriculture: from Ångström to the Anthropocene
Prof. Bernhard Schauberger, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT)

Dec 13th, 2023
7 pm

Advancing modelling tools to analyse livestock systems: what are the burning questions?
Prof. Mariana Rufino, TUM

Jan 17th, 2023
7 pm
The central role of water in food security, energy production and ecosystem services
Prof. Marianela Fader, Ludwigs-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU)


In the Summer term of 2023, soils are in the focus of our series. Join us at 7 pm in the Jagdzimmer at Furtner Bräu or on Youtube!

May 3rd: From dust to soil - what makes a funtional, stable soil and what has organic carbon to do with it, Dr. Franziska Bucka (TUM)

June 14th: From soil to root: How modifying your surroundings can ensure your life, Prof. Mohsen Zare (TUM)

June 28th: Looking into the soil - with sensors, Dr. Kurt Heil (TUM)

July 12th: Small but important: Microorganisms as driver for soil quality, Prof. Michael Schloter (TUM)

November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.: 

"Agroforestry in the spotlight of sustainability"  by Prof. Dr. Peter Annighöfer (TUM)

November 23rd at 7 p.m.:

"Agroforestry across Europe - moving from research to productive systems" by Dr. Rico Hübner (TUM)

 December 21st, 2022 at 7 p.m.:

"Potential of agroforestry in Panama" by Esther Reith (TUM)

 January 18th, 2023 at 7 p.m.:

"Orchard meadows under changing climate conditions" by Rebekka Honecker (HSWT)

(for participation via Zoom, please register at

May 4th at 6:00 p.m.: "A glimpse into new crop monitoring toolbox: Sensing from a leaf to the planet" by Prof. Dr. Kang Yu (TUM)

June 1st at 6:00 p.m.: "Vocational Education and Training: Tradition vs. Flexibilty in the German Landscaping sector" by Cora Huhn (TUM)

July 6th at 6:30 p.m.:  "Help, my tomatoes are sick! - The search for disease resistance from natural history to genomics"  by Prof. Remco Stam (CAU Kiel)