Association of German Agricultural Inspection and Research Institutes

VDLUFA Kongress


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Marktkirche Stadt Halle/Saale

133. VDLUFA-Kongress in Halle (Saale)

The next VDLUFA-Congress takes place from
13th until 16th of september 2022. 

Main topic:

Sensorsystems in agriculture – chances and challenges

We are pleased that this Congress is set in cooperation with Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Gartenbau Sachsen-Anhalt.

Our congress takes place under patronage of Bundesministeriums für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft.

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Mission statement

  • We are an independent scientific association.
  • We are committed to agriculture, environmental and consumer protection.
  • We pool the competence of our members, who originate from different specialist disciplines and various institutions.
  • We are leading in the field of analytical methods and quality assurance of agricultural analysis and thus create an uniform basis for the evaluation of test results.
  • We initiate and support applied agricultural research, offer a platform for scientific exchange and engage in transfer of knowledge by active public relations.
  • We are interlocutors for politics and administration on a Federal and European level and incorporate our skills into national as well as international committees.



In order to fullfill its tasks, VDLUFA is organized into sections according to its fields of activity:

  • Section I: Plant nutrition, quality of goods and protection of resources
  • Section II: Soil analysis
  • Section III: Fertiliser analysis
  • Section IV: Seeds
  • Section V: Animal nutrition and product quality
  • Section VI: Feedstuff analysis
  • Section VII: Milk
  • Section VIII: Analysis of environmental parameters and trace compounds


With the aim of achieving harmonised professional work, the Association of German Agricultural Analytic and Research Institutes (VDLUFA) brings together agricultural analysis and research institutes (LUFA), centres for dairy science and vocational training, university institutes, federal research centres and other test and research centres. The focus of VDLUFA is both on method development and quality assurance in the field of agricultural sciences in addition to providing a platform for applied agricultural research.


VDLUFA - Verband Deutscher Landwirtschaftlicher
Untersuchungs- und Forschungsanstalten e.V.
c/o LUFA Speyer
Obere Langgasse 40
67346 Speyer
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