Operational Group

Optimized pasture management – Smart grazing

Operational Group

Optimized pasture management – Smart grazing

Start Date: 01 June 2015

End Date: 31 May 2018

Location: Germany


The overall objective of the OG is to gather the performance potential of pasture in terms of yield and quality in the main landscape-types of Schleswig Holstein.

From this measured data, a model "smart grazing" (a forecasting tool) should be developed that is able to operate in conjunction with the predictions of the German Meteorological Service to provide real–time data on current growth rates and feed quality parameters on a high technical level (mobile app) and, together with pilot-farms, identify landscape type-specific problems of grazing and provide solutions for these.


Lead Partner: University of Kiel, Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 9, DE-24118 Kiel (Research organisation)

Participating Farmers: Henrik, Butenschön Nico, Hellerich Hans Möller, Klaus Groenewold Bert, Riecken

Private company from the agricultural sector: Seed company: Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht – Dr. Bernhard Ingwersen

Research and research transfer centers: Landwirtschaftskammer SH - Dr. Matthis Müller Kompetenzzentrum Milch - Nadine Schnipkoweit

Thünen Institut für ökologischen Landbau- Dr. Kerstin Barth Advisory centers: Grundwasserschutzberatung Nord - Dr. Heidi Schröder VRS Steinburg e.V. - Alexandra Becker

LLUR, Flintbek - Sabine Rosenbaum Non profit organisations: Deutscher Verband für Landschaftspflege - Dr. Helge Neumann


http://www.eip-agrar-sh.de/en/eip-innovationprojects/ Coordinator

Name and contact:
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube, University of Kiel, DE-24118 Kiel Tel.: 0049431-8802134, [email protected]

Funding Organisations:
Wir fordern den ländlichen Raum, eip-agri

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