Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition


The Commission IV of the German Soil Science Society (DBG) investigates the soil as a site for agricultural, horticultural and silvicultural production. Specific focus is put on

  • matter turnover in the rooting zone
  • interactions with groundwater and atmosphere
  • matter turnover and balances at different scales
  • plant availability of nutrients and water
  • nutrient accquisition by plant roots
  • maintenance and increase of soil fertility, incl. fertilisation

To address these interdisciplinary issues, a close cooperation exists with other commissions of the DBG and with the German Society for Plant Nutrition (DGP).