Next-Generation Horticultural Systems

The aim of Programme Area “Next-generation horticultural systems” (HORTSYS) is the development of innovative management strategies for sustainable use of resources and adaptation to climate change by using model-based decision support systems (DSS) for indoor and outdoor horticulture. 

PA HORTSYS employs up-to-date sensor technology, approaches from Industry 4.0 and modelling. HORTSYS aims for more coherence of activities within IGZ through knowledge transfer from basic research into practice. Our research has the potential to contribute to multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially “improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” (SDG2), “sustainable cities and communities” (SDG11), and “climate action” (SDG13).

Head (acting) of PA HORTSYS

Dr. Oliver Körner


Head of PA HORTSYS (acting)

03370178355 koerner@igzev.de

PA HORTSYS “Next-generation horticultural systems” is organised in two Research Groups: HORTSYS.1 “Open field horticultural systems”, HORTSYS.2 “Controlled Environment horticultural systems”.


Open field horticultural systems


Controlled environment horticultural systems