LfULG-building in Nossen; photographer: Burkhard Lehmann / LfULG, date: 09.11.2015, Copyright: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO WE ARE
The LfULG is a specialist authority which reports directly to the Saxon State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture (SMUL). Its work is supported by a network of partners in industry, science, consultancy and education as well as committed regional actors. With a close interdisciplinary collaborative approach they work on practicable and sustainable solutions intended to protect our environment, safeguard the interests of our businesses, preserve our cultural landscapes and foster the rural development in Saxony.
- Applied research in crop production, animal rearing and horticulture
- Agricultural sponsorship
- Quality controls and laboratory analyses
- Political support
- Policy appraisal
- Education and further training
- Agricultural law
- Media, marketing and PR work.
WHAT WE DO IN STACCATO
In STACCATO LfULG is responsible for field site selection in Saxony. During sampling it will test and further improve existing and new indicators for ESS and develop an indicator based assessment of risks and opportunities of crop production. After data analysis it will ensure knowledge transfer to local farmers, advisors, specialist authorities as well as to policy. Additionally the LfULG will develop guidelines for decision makers to enhance ESS provision and encourage the implementation of advanced land management practices considering biodiversity loss, land use and climate change.
WE ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN
Apart from STACCATO, on a national level LfULG is concerned with other projects like Network Pea and Bean (NetErBo) and a combined program for fertilization need and balancing (BESyD).
At state level it investigates amongst others non chemical weed control, carbon level and dynamic after 20 years without ploughing and nutrient management in organic farming.
Dr. Walter Schmidt