Wilhelm Claupein

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Due to the increasing demand for sustainable biofuels, microbial oils as feedstock for the transesterification into biodiesel have gained scientific and commercial interest. Also, microbial carotenoids have a considerable market potential as natural colorants. The carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio of the respective cultivation media is one of the most(More)
Agroforestry is a new name for a rather old practice. From a historical point of view, various agroforestry systems existed in Europe, of which the wood pastures (Neolithicum), the Dehesas in Spain (~4,500 years old) and the Hauberg of the Siegerland (established in the Middle Age) are the most prominent. Other widespread systems in Europe were hedgerows,(More)
IntroDuCtIon Intercropping, defined as growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same field AbStrACt Interspecific competition between species influences their individual growth and performance. Neighborhood effects become especially important in intercropping systems, and modeling approaches could be a useful tool to simulate plant growth under(More)
SUMMARY Mineral nitrogen (N) fertilization in cereals is commonly split into three or four applications. In order to simplify N fertilization, a single N application either broadcast or placed on the soil surface was compared to conventionally split fertilization for winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The 4-year experiment (2007–2010) was performed using(More)
The use of sensor technologies is standard practice in the domain of precision farming. The variety of vendor-specific sensor systems, control units and processing software has led to increasing efforts in establishing interoperable sensor networks and standardized sensor data infrastructures. This study utilizes open source software and adapts the(More)
Intercropping has a strong potential to counteract the severe degradation of arable land in the North China Plain (NCP). However, a rapid decline of intercropping can be observed in the last decades. The present paper investigates the reason for this development and suggests solutions on how to adjust intercropping systems to fit modern agriculture.(More)
The objective of this study was to use the process-oriented precision farming crop growth model APOLLO to identify problem grids for crop production within a field. The model was calibrated for a wheat and a corn field. During the calibration process soil parameters were adjusted iteratively for each grid within the fields, using a simulated annealing(More)
China is the largest peanut producer in the world and peanut therefore an essential economic product earning significant income for China's farmers. Major provinces for peanut production are located in the middle and eastern provinces. In these regions, drought stress between germination and pod setting, could be severe and yield decline because of uneven(More)