Research field horticulture & landscaping

Faculty of Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry

Research in horticulture & landscaping


Gene bank for Pelargonium acessions

In the field of ornamental horticulture, a collection of geraniums will be preserved to serve as a research object and to support teaching. The Pelargonium collection comes from Prof. Dr. Frank Pohlheim (former Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Before his emeritus status, he handed over the collection to the HTW Dresden in 2018. Since 01.04.2018, the HTW has been a genus-specific partner of the subnetwork Pelargonium of the gene bank for vegetatively propagated ornamental plants. The collection consists of approximately 50 Pelargonium acessions, including mutations of Pelargonium x hortorum 'Kleiner Liebling'. There is material with different ploidy levels and different flower and leaf forms.

Weitere Dokumente/ Antragsformulare finden Sie hier: https://www.htw-dresden.de/en/luc/research/horticulture-landscaping



Field of expertise: Fruit growing and tree nursery

Research work, including in the context of final theses:

  • Growing and quality of trees and woody plants via seeds under different conditions (cooperation with the forest tree nursery Graupa)

  • Growing of woody plants via cuttings / cut woods

  • Experiments on the generative propagation of Populus tremula L.

  • Sprouting and shoot growth behaviour of woody plants as a function of the harvest time

  • Increase of drought tolerance of young trees by early adaptation during cultivation (completed PhD project with TU Dresden - possible follow-up work)

  • Investigation of the earthworm population in orchards

  • Resistance tests in the system Fragaria sp. – Verticillium dahliae

  • Interner Link
    Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Petra Scheewe

Weitere Dokumente/ Antragsformulare finden Sie hier: https://www.htw-dresden.de/en/luc/research/horticulture-landscaping


> Horticultural studies at Faculty Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry