Sustainable agriculture thrives on protecting the environment. This is often a balancing act. On the one hand, farmers want to achieve high yields, and on the other hand, overuse of plants and soil poses a threat to the future. The need for environmentally friendly methods to protect plants and maintain good soil quality is therefore enormous. For this reason, the Fraunhofer IGB is working on sustainable processes for the production of fertilizers, soil improvers and pesticides.