Christine Schmitz

Christine Schmitz

PhD Candidate

Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum (DLR) Rheinpfalz

University of Bonn

Office: Campus Klein-Altendorf 2, 53359 Rheinbach
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Phone: +49-2225-98087-45

I am PhD student at INRES Horticultural Science and part of the project “Experimentierfeld Südwest” at DLR Rheinpfalz. The aim of my part in the project is to build an apple yield prediction model using probabilistic modelling methods and to support fruit growers in making decisions about investments in irrigation systems using the decision anlaysis approach. The focus of the project is mainly on fruit-growing regions in Rhineland-Palatinate, but the aim is to make the results transferable to other regions.

  • Decision analysis
  • Irrigation in temperate fruit production
  • Apple production and yield
  • Interactions between plants and sprays
  • PhD candidate, since 2021

    University of Bonn, Germany

  • M.Sc. Crop Science, 2018-2020

    University of Bonn, Germany

  • B.Sc. Agricultural Science, 2015-2018

    Universtiy of Bonn, Germany