EIP Project Database

Find EIP-AGRI projects in Germany

You can find projects by searching for:

  • "Suchbegriff" = Search item, like "pig", "animal welfare" or "climate" ...
  • "Bundesland" = Federal states in Germany, you can also have a look on the map on the bottom of this page
  • "Projektstatus" - "laufend" oder "abgeschlossen" = ongoing or completed status
  • "Schlüsselwörter" = key words
  • "Starttermin" = project start

Deep Farming - Innovative tools of precision agriculture in on-farm trials


Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State



Mainzer Straße 80
65189 Wiesbaden

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Deep Farming - Innovative tools of precision agriculture in on-farm trials

Project description

The demands on land management are constantly growing, so it is necessary to increase fertiliser efficiency. To achieve this, the entire crop management process, from sowing to harvesting, should be tailored to the potential of the soil. Precision farming (PL) tools are ideally suited for this purpose, but the comprehensive introduction of PL technologies in practice has so far failed to materialise for various reasons. The aim of this project is to develop a cultivation method that combines existing and new PL technologies and to test its sustainability, cost-effectiveness and manageability. At three different locations, the entire crop management is adapted to the yield potential of the location with the help of the SoilOptix soil scanner from Geo-Konzept and the harvest quantity and quality are analysed using NIRS sensors, among other things. The results are then used to create nutrient and application maps and to develop needs-based services to support the optimised use of nitrogen fertilisers.

Final report

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

Key words

  • Equipment and machinery
  • Plant nutrients

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Professur für Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsökonomik, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Senckenbergstraße 3
35390 Gießen

Phone: 0641-99-37260

Email: joachim.aurbacher@agrar.unigiessen.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Advisor

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR


Link 1

Project Overview


DE721 Gießen

To top