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Research Projects

PlantaLyt is constantly improving its analytical methods through internal research, cooperation with partners and innovative German federal government and university research projects:


Federal Research Projects

The following is a brief overview of current research Projects:

1. Safeguarding the effectiveness of reduced herbicide dosage quantities in the cultivation of cereals, in consideration of herbicide resistance in the most common weeds based on the example of the ALS and ACCase inhibitor, OPTIHERB.

Project partners:

  • University of Applied Sciences Bingen
  • ITB – Institute for innovation, transfer and Consulting GmbH
  • PlantaLyt GmbH
  • ZEPP – Central country Office for computerized decision-support tools and programs in crop protection
  • ISIP – information system integrated plant production

The object of this project is the development of an innovative, Internet-based decision support tool for site-specific determination of optimal herbicide application rates, taking the herbicide resistance status of the most common weeds and the selection pressure for potential resistance evolution into consideration. The aim is to reduce herbicide use in winter cereals, thereby relieving the ecosystem and improving the economic circumstances of farms.


2. Best-Management-practices and the sustainable use of glyphosate products (BMP):

Project partners:

  • Georg-August University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • University of Rostock (Germany)
  • PlantaLyt GmbH

Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicide in Germany and throughout the world. Because of intensive use, a loss of efficacy is threatened, as well as increased usage quantities and mixing with other products. The research program combines the development of commercial test processes for herbicide resistance in weeds with agronomic and economic Research. The aim is to achieve sparing, efficient and sustainable use of glyphosate herbicides through best management procedures, to prevent resistance in weeds and to develop a practice-oriented resistance test that makes it possible to screen the resistance status.



University research projects

Scientifically motivated research is the innovative impulse for our Services. PlantaLyt cooperates with renowned universities such as Georg-August University in Göttingen. PlantaLyt cooperates with well-known universities, such as Georg-August-University in Göttingen. Dr. Wagner lectures on Molecular Weed Science and supervises Bachelor and Master Theses on the following topics:


  • Baseline-Sensitivity-Studies for blackgrass and loose silky bentgrass
  • Marker system for the identification of Clearfield®-oilseed rape
  •  Forms of target-site-specific resistance of blackgrass and loose silky bentgrass to different herbicidal active ingredients
  • Non-target-site- resistance of loose silky bentgrass to ALS inhibitors
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