It is impossible to imagine agriculture in South Tyrol without the Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry. Through meticulous research and scientific experimentation, Laimburg works in collaboration with the farming industry, continually seeking new solutions to our ever-changing agricultural problems.
Over the last thirty years, Laimburg Research Centre has established itself as an international reference point in agriculture; its recognition is widespread. Its activities today, in addition to fruit and wine production, include: pest management and disease prevention; vegetable and ornamental plant cultivation; gardening; mountain agriculture; specialised crops such as berries, stone fruit and herbs; enology and chemical analysis. Because of its close ties to agricultural practice, the Research Centre has become an intersection point of theory and application. In the last years, it has added progressive new disciplines such as molecular biology.
The Research Centre’s findings are included in about 140 publications and over 250 lectures annually. leIn addition, Laimburg makes these research conclusions available to the local media and presents them at technical meetings and conferences on agriculture within the region. Then, in close collaboration with local advisory councils, the results are passed on to the agricultural sector at large. Through courses, lectures, seminars and publications, Laimburg Research Centre promotes specialised training and professional development in agriculture. With national and international co-operation, we bring new knowledge to our region, which in turn promotes the development of our region’s agriculture.
As an agronomist myself, the Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry’s progressive and skilful work is a matter of personal significance to me; it also ensures that the next generation will find a future in our agriculture.
Province Governor Dr. Luis Durnwalder
President of the Administrative Council