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Examples of experiments

The wide variety of facilities, expertises, machinery and equipment enable Unifarm to conduct very widely varying experiments.

Team Greenhouses:

  • Control of the quarantine bacterium Clavibacter in tomato.
  • Analysis of plant growth, development and the photosynthesis level of plants. Identification of the genes controlling these processes.
  • Effect of light quality and light intensity (sunlight, various LEDs and SONT-T lamps) on photosynthesis, morphogenesis and development of plants.
  • Genetic variation in the taste of tomato.
  • Hydroponics: growth of plants on ‘salt’ water.
  • Algae PARC research: developing cost-effective and sustainable micro-algae production methods.
  • Applicability of LED lighting in horticulture.
  • Disease resistance in banana (Panama disease).
  • Phenotyping of plants by using advanced cameras and sensors.

Team Field experiments:

  • Comparison of Phytophthora resistance levels in newly developed potato cultivars.
  • Green manure experiments with various ryegrasses for teaching practicals.
  • Long-term effect of fertilisation on the botanical composition of grasslands.
  • Long-range rotation experiments on driving tracks for organic farming.

  • Research into worms brought into the soil from worm hotels.

  • Rotation green manure experiments.
  • Diversity research in herbs and grasses
  • Drift research with various innovative drift-reducing spray nozzles.
  • Example experiment


  • Effects of early herbivores on the insect community of black mustard.
  • Evaluation of the eco plough in comparison with conventional and non-turning soil tillage.
  • Effect of above-ground plant diversity on soil organisms.
  • Sheep, long-term grazing research, in particular taste.