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Creation of conservation headland in grassland


Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State



Mainzer Straße 80
65189 Wiesbaden

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Creation of conservation headland in grassland

Project description

In Hessian grassland, there is a conflict between preserving biodiversity and increasing agricultural productivity. The intensification of cultivation reduces the diversity of herb species as a fodder base and impairs ecosystem services. The project aims to resolve this conflict of objectives by creating small-scale conservation strips (5% area). In the short term, this enables process protection on a small area and, in the long term, the sustainable and comprehensive restoration of valuable grassland communities. The overall aim is to integrate the process into the Hessian agri-environmental support scheme, to optimise existing support modules and to quantify biodiversity effects. To this end, conservation strips are being established in grassland and on farms. The influence of the strips on the biodiversity of grasses, herbs and insects will also be analysed. Various mowing techniques are being trialled to determine the best way to increase biodiversity and yield.


Final report

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

Key words

  • Biodiversity and nature
  • Landscape/land management

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Professur für Ökologischen Landbau mit dem Schwerpunkt nachhaltige Bodennutzung, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen
Karl-Glöckner-Str. 21 C
35394 Gießen

Phone: 0641 / 99 37742

Email: peter.a.stroede@agrar.uni-giessen.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Advisor
  • Researcher

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR


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Project description (german)


DE721 Gießen

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