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Cultivation and Refining of Iris germanica and Iris pallida in Bavaria

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Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten

Federal State



Ludwigstraße 2
80539 München

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Cultivation and Refining of Iris germanica and Iris pallida in Bavaria

Project description

Establishment of a complete and new value chain In Bavaria from the cultivation of Orris rhizomes to the production of valuable products. It Is scheduled to realise and to evaluate the cultivation, the harvest and the refinement as an Integrated processing chain from the farmer to the manufacturer of the final products. As a result the project is very practically.The final products are valuable dried and processed Orris rhizomes, which are used from the pharmaceutical industry, in food & beverages and from the cosmetics and fragrance industrie. A further aim of the project is the scientific mentoring and intergrated risk analysis of the whole value added chain from the establishment of the new special culture over all processing steps up to the final products. For this purpose a software tool was developed and is available. Beyond that a new approach for testing and optimising new value added chains in the Bavarian agriculture should be pointed out.

Status of the report

2022-08-03 15:23:02

Results focusing on practiceorientation

The specialty crop iris and the processing of iris rhizomes for the fragrance and flavor industry was successfully established in Bavaria. For this, planting, weeding and harvesting techniques were developed. In addition, procedures to clean, to chop and to dry the rhizomes were established. Thereby the use of current techniques and its respective modification was helpful. the development of the new processes can initially be realized with cheap second-hand devices. Based on this, the ongoing adjustement of the eqquipment during use or a complete conversion during winter was necessary and possible. The capability to recognize and to solve problems already on the field or during processing is crucial. In case of complex products like iris, the collaboration with other participants like producing companies or scientific institutes is recommended, as not all occurring challenges can be managed alone. In case of a niche product like iris, which production is expensive, an ongoing d

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Plant production and horticulture
  • Biodiversity
  • Food industry
  • Product/service
  • Marketing/supply chain

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Königbacher Straße 17
94496 Ortenburg

Phone: 0941 943 3999

Email: marcel.flemming@ur.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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