Plant production in Germany is very diverse: from arable farming and crop production, market gardening and fruit cultivation to wine growing and hop producing. In all these areas a competitive agricultural sector is dependent on high, reliable yields. High performance and healthy types of plants, plant protection, successful plant breeding and preservation of soil fertility are the decisive factors here. The use of green genetic engineering is also becoming increasingly important in conjunction with plant production around the world. Here the goal is to find a balance between safety and cost effectiveness.