The Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia is the first regular agricultural higher education institution on the Continent of Europe (established in 1797), and it performs extensive international research programs in soil and environmental sciences, land use, plant production as well as agro-informatics. The Department of Plant Production and Soil Science has been running several long-term field experiments since the 1960-ies in which the effect of different rates and forms of fertilizers, soil tillage and crop rotation as well as different systems of organic matter and crop residue management can be studied. The department is also in charge of organizing and supervising the National Long-term Field Trial Network. Databases consisting of soil, plant and climatic data from the field experiments and pilot areas are available for research.
The Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia carries out basic and applied research and development in the field of agricultural sciences, participates in the dissemination of professional and scientific knowledge, and works in cooperation with organisations involved in agriculture, the food industry, rural development, environment protection and sustainable development, at both national and international levels. It is also the main organizer and host of the global Land Quality conference series, which brings top land scientist to Keszthely every four years.
In LANDSUPPORT The Georgikon Faculty lead testing and validation activities of the DSS under Work Package 6, and it significantly involved in all other WPs.