Plant production is at the beginning of the agricultural value chain. The regulations on good agricultural practice make an important contribution to ensuring sustainable production. Plant production in Germany is diverse, ranging from arable farming, horticulture and fruit growing to the cultivation of wine and hops.
In all areas, competitive agriculture is dependent on high and consistent yields. Successful plant breeding, fertilisation, plant protection and the maintenance of soil fertility are crucial factors. The application of green genetic engineering is also becoming increasingly important in plant production worldwide. Here, a balance must be struck between safety and profitability.