Paulownia 03

Paulownia: leicht und stabil; das „Aluminium“ unter den Hölzern als Beispiel für schnell nachwachsende Rohstoffe


31. August 2020

Interview von Prof. Pude zur Bioökonomie, Nachhaltigkeit und Nachwachsenden Rohstoffen für 96bonnFM im Rahmen der Serie "Wissensbissen" (Folge 13: Bioökonomie).

13. August 2020

Eröffnung des Papiertechnikums durch NRW. Minsterin Ursula Heinen-Esser und den Kanzler der Univerität Bonn Holger Gotschalk
Einweihung Papiertechnikum 2020
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Katharina Luhmer



Biological cultivation of poppy (Papaver somniferum L.): Development of regional agronomic and economic strategies.

The production of poppy for human nutrition in Germany is happening on a very small scale. The project aims at integrating this old cultivar in modern crop rotations for regional production that also has a positive effect on biodiversity. There is great demand of high quality poppy seed, regional and securely produced, by bakeries and oil mills. Right now this demand cannot be supplied by german poppy cultivation. Further, imported seed is often contaminated with morphine and of inferior quality. That is why questions of cultivation practices will be addressed in this project to ensure stable yield and quality with minimal resource consumption. Building so called regio-partnerships between farmers and processors is a key element in establishing transparent collaborative supply chains to produce a regional, biological product of high quality. Additionally ecosystem services, like a possible increase in biodiversity, will be in the focus of the project. Especially due to its enormous pollen reservoir poppy is of interest to many flying insects.



Luhmer, K., Schulze-Kaysers, Feuereisen, M., Wirth, L., Maretzky, F., Wüst, M., Blum, H., Dörr, E., Pude, R. (2021). Fatty Acid Composition, Tocopherols, Volatile Compounds, and Sensory Evaluation of Low Morphine Yielding Varieties of Poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) Seeds and Oils. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2021, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX (online March 16, 2021).



  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Pude
  • Dr. Martin Berg, Dr. Andrée Hamm (both Institute for Crop Science and Resource Conservation)



The project is funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) from 02/2018 – 01/2021.