Digital Farming

Chair of Digital Farming

Research Focus

  • Software and systems engineering in the field of digital farming
  • Requirements engineering of the different actors in the agricultural ecosystem
  • Improvement of interoperability and networking between actors and systems
  • Improvement of the acceptance of digital farming solutions (e.g. FMIS, decision support systems, agricultural machinery)
  • Data management for innovative solutions in the food chain

Our chair cooperates with the Friends of Digital Farming e.V., in which renowned companies along the value chain, such as BASF, John Deere, Hochwald, Aldi Süd, but also agricultural practitioners, such as the Hofgut Neumühle Teaching and Research Institute, are represented. Furthermore, the chair is active in the national AI lighthouse project Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft mittels KI (Sustainable Agriculture Using AI) and collaborates closely with the Smart Farming program of Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern.


  • 10.09.2021 - Ideas Competition Smart Farming
    • The Startup Gate association is organizing an ideas competition on the topic of smart farming. The deadline for applications is 4.11.2021. If you are interested, you can find more information on this flyer (German).
  • 16.07.2021 - Office hours of the secretariat
    • Mondays: 9:30 - 11:30
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 - 11:30
    • Fridays: 11:00 - 13:00
  • 01.03.2021 - Expected start of teaching in SS21
    • We plan to offer a first fundamentals lecture starting in the summer semester SS21. We will announce more details here.

Our Research

Research focus: Digitization in agriculture

In agriculture, there is a strong heterogeneity between the individual actors and the systems used. This ensures that a lack of interoperability makes it difficult to network systems. Digital farming solutions (e.g., farm management systems, decision support systems, agricultural machinery) also tend to face poor user acceptance due to a lack of transparency ... more

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