You can help us in the project!

The cultivation of Sida is currently still in its infancy in Germany. The scientific aim of this project is the evaluation of Sida biomass, for the biogas production, for biomass heating and as raw material for a recycling in the field of biopolymers and natural fibers. In particular, the quantitative and qualitative characteristics for a raw material supply are examined and elaborated.

In addition, field investigations will be carried out at various test sites in Germany, Poland, England and Italy. Accordingly, the evaluation of cultivation criteria with regard to seed and young plant use is in the foreground. In addition, the site adaptability, biological sustainability and efficiency are covered by enthomological investigations of this culture.

As part of the project, expert interviews will also be conducted by farmers with Sida farming experience.

If you are already a Sidaanbauer or are concerned with cultivating Sida as a crop on your land we would be happy if you could help us with this survey.

Marek Bury from West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin in his Sida-test-fields
Marek Bury from West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin in his Sida-test-fields

Within the framework of the project, the potentials for positive results in the short, medium and long term for Sida are to be demonstrated, in particular with regard to various uses and exploitation possibilities and cascade use.

The primary goal of the project is to establish Sida as an agricultural commodity plant in Germany and to optimize cultivation and yields. Furthermore, the project should deliver results. There is a need for research on the cultivation of Sida, as seeds are a factor influencing the success of large - scale germination

Cultivation represents. Therefore, young plants are also tested, because ultimately the success of the investigation depends on the successful establishment of the trial and practice areas.

Within the framework of the Sida network, agricultural Sida crops and control areas in agricultural practices are also selected and included. Due to the close-meshed content and methodology of the work packages, the institutions involved in the project can support each other and work together in a coordinated manner.



For more information, please contact

Reent Martens (3N)

Tel .: 0049- (0) 5951-9893-14

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