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Sensor technology to increase plant ingredients in rockrose


Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Sensor technology to increase plant ingredients in rockrose

Project description

The goal of the project is the development of an indoor farm module for the enrichment of phytochemicals with the help of optical near infrafred methods. The integrated sensors can determine the content of desired plant extracts without contact with the living plant. In this way, the growth of the plants can be permanently monitored and the supply of light, temperature and water can be controlled in a more targeted manner. The rockrose is used as an example plant because its plant extracts contain polyphenols with antiviral properties. The necessary quality control and standardization for sustainable cultivation should be achieved within the project. After the module has been successfully installed, the plants with the highest yield should be selected and reproduced using the cloning process. At the same time, scientific advice is provided in order to ensure “Good Manufacturing Practice” for the production of potential active ingredients. Then the plants should be stimulated to grow. After selection for winter hardiness growing outdoors is also being considered. 

Final report

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

Key words

Outdoor horticulture and woody crops (incl. viticulture, olives, fruit, ornamentals)

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Piccoplant Mikrovermehrungen GmbH
Brokhauser Weg 75
26129 Oldenburg

Phone: 0441/969800

Email: elke.haase@piccoplant.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Advisor
  • Industry

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Total budget applied for in EUR


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project website of EIP Lower Saxony



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