Institute of

Organic Farming


Annette Pontillo
Institute of Organic Farming

Trenthorst 32
23847 Westerau
Phone: +49 4539 8880 0
Fax: +49 4539 8880 120

Kontrollstellennr.: DE-ÖKO-006



Daniela Weinert (Phone: +49 4539 8880 512)

Product quality, animal health and environmental parameter are in the focus of the laboratory at the research station. Chemical, molecular and parasitological analysis is possible. The laboratory is situated in the historical farm buildings in Trenthorst which have been renovated till 2013.

Chemical analysis

  • Weende analysis: incineration, hydrolysis, extraction, distillation, titration
  • atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), UV-spectroscopie
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Gas chromatography
  • HPLC
  • Elementary analysis (Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur)
  • Polarimetry

Molecular biological analysis (DNA)

  • PCR, real-time PCR, RFLP-PCR, ITS-PCR
  • Gelelectrophoresis

Parasitological analysis

  • Microscopy for identification of endoparasites