University of Kiel - Department of Organic Agriculture
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The Department of Organic Agriculture (GFO) is part of Kiel University in Germany. GFO carries out research in the fields of low-input and organic farming with special emphasis on N and energy use efficiency of different crops and farming systems. Other research areas are legume N2 fixation, nitrate leaching and GHG-emissions from agricultural crops. GFO conducts organic long-term experiments involving different farming systems and permanent grassland. GFO cooperates intensively with a network of organic farms of different farm types to verify findings from small plot experiments. GFO runs the certified organic research farm Lindhof, which produces beef, pork and arable crops.