AUAS offers degree courses in Agriculture, Ecotrophology, Farm Management, Food- and Agribusiness, Landscape Architecture and Plant Biotechnology and is the domicile of the German Agronomical Society (DLG).
The research team of Dr. Joerg Geistlinger provides expertise in production and characterization of bio-effectors based on plant and fungal extracts with potential to stimulate plant growth and root colonization with symbiontic microorganisms. Geistlinger is the leader of WP02
PD Dr. Helmut Baltruschat is an outstanding specialist for Sebacinales, a novel group of ubiquitous, potentially plant-growth promoting fungi.
Tasks: AUAS is the leader of WP02 (product combinations). the group investigates the effects and the function of combined bio-effector products, based on natural extraction products and various bacteria and fungi as well as the potential of sebacinales as bio-effctors (WP02, WP03). successful product combinations are delivered to other project partners for further testing (WP01). as a member of the international field testing network (WP08), auas provides field testing sides for validation of bio-effector products on fertile soils in central germany, supported by a small unmanned aircraft system for remote sensing of soil quality, especially phosphate content and plant population development.
Prof. Dr. Ingo Schellenberg
PD DR. Helmut Baltruschat
Anhalt University of Life Sciences (Germany)
BIOFECTOR is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme | Grant Agmt. No. 312117