HGoTECH Crop Research


HGoTECH GmbH is a spin off founded from the Plant Nutrition Group of the Institute of Crop Research and Resource Conservation (INRES) of the University of Bonn, Germany. Our group thrives on decades of experience in all areas of applied and basic physiological plant nutrition, such as

  • Detailed knowledge on physical, chemical, biochemical and biological processes on foliar surfaces
  • Nutrient uptake and translocation, plant – ecosystem – interactions, physiological modes of action and environmental impacts
  • Applied and basic aspects of nutrient recycling in agriculture and horticulture
  • Modern IT expertise, online-data evaluation of growth processes of root and shoot growth

The HGoTECH group has been founded to carry out research in the following areas:

  • Plant nutrition
  • Fertilizer development and application
  • Efficacy and mode of action of biologically active compounds
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Improving stress tolerance of crops
  • …and related topics!

Our expertise

For our customers, we are developing research approaches and concepts to solve applied research questions, such as:

  • Development, improvement and testing of fertilizers and its application
  • Assessment of nutrient and effect of uptake and distribution following foliar application and how it can be optimized
  • Assessment of nutrient release and efficiency from secondary (raw) materials
  • Assessment of the release of toxic substances and their mode of action
  • Invigorization of plants through bioactive compounds and their effects on growth and yield
  • Improvement of stress tolerance and physiological adaptation