Research |

Agricultural Policy: Decoupled direct payments make agriculture more productive

Better alignment with the market is one of the goals pursued by the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in recent decades. One of the measures used to achieve this was to decouple direct payments from production. Agricultural economists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now found…

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TUM @ Agritechnica

After a 4-year break, Agritechnica, the world's leading trade fair for agricultural technology, can finally take place again this year. TUM is presenting current agricultural research and the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in agriculture there - together with the State Research Institute…

Awards, Digitalization |

Site Specific Crop Farming: Award-winning Dissertation

In his dissertation, Dr. Martin Mittermayer investigated how digital technologies can be used to record yields and identify nitrogen losses in subplots. He has now been awarded the Ernst Klapp Future Prize in Crop Science for his work.

Campus |

Once again rising demand to study agricultural sciences

Successful start to the semester at TUM Campus Weihenstephan: The study programs in agriculture at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Weihenstephan are once again registering a remarkable increase. In the winter semester, around 150 young people are starting their bachelor’s degree in…

Campus |

HEF AgriScience Symposium: New Proteins for the World

A growing world population is encountering increasingly difficult conditions for food production. How the growing number of people can be supplied with sufficient, high-quality and sustainable proteins in the future was discussed by experts at the AgriScience Symposium 2023 of the Hans…

Campus |

The World Needs New Proteins - Exploring Innovations in Agricultural Sciences

You are cordially invited to the HEF Agricultural Science Symposium: "The World Needs New Proteins"! We are delighted to welcome you on October 12th and 13th, 2023, in Weihenstephan, Germany.

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Reducing antibiotics usage: “The key starting point is animal health”

Minimizing the use of antibiotics without compromising animal welfare: Julia Steinhoff-Wagner, Professor of Animal Nutrition and Metabolism at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is working on a new research project to ascertain how this can be achieved in the field of poultry farming. In this…

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Science Dating brings together Weihenstephan research institutions

Getting together, exchanging ideas and exploring opportunities for future collaboration: At the first Science Dating on September 28, scientists from Weihenstephan took the opportunity to get to know each other and their work. More than 60 researchers from various disciplines took up the invitation…

Awards |

Livestock science: Master thesis awarded DGfZ prize

The cultivation of plant-based food and energy crops is often accompanied by the production of by-products that are unsuitable for human consumption. TUM graduate Anton Vorndran addressed the amount of these by-products in his master's thesis. He has now been awarded the prize of the German Society…

Research, Agroforestry & Biodiversity |

Pollination: Don’t just look at the bees

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have found that in the early season, insects such as wasps, beetles and flies play a crucial role in pollinating plants in urban environments. Moreover, for biodiversity that is so important, the food supply is more crucial than, for example,…