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Plant Production and Propagation

The major Plant Production and Propagation is offered by the followoing supervisors:

Institute of Biostatistics

Dr. Frank Schaarschmidt

Main fields of research: Biostatistics, statistical methods in bioinformatics.

Institute of Horticultural Productions Systems

Fruit Science section

Prof. Dr. Moritz Knoche

Main fields of research: Fruit growth and development.

Dr. Bishnu Khanal

Main fields of resarch: Mechanical properties of cuticles and their primary determinants

Phytomedicine section

Prof. Dr. Edgar Maiss

Main fields of research: Molecular characterization of plant viruses, genetic engineering, transgenic plants, risk assessment of virus resistant transgenic plants.

Dr. Rainer Meyhöfer

Main fields of research: Development of sustainable plant protection strategies in open land vegetable production, Optimisation of the application of beneficial organisms in the greenhouse, Intraguild predation: mechanisms and impact on populations, Invasive insect species in Germany: threat or enrichment?

Floriculture section

Prof. Dr. Margrethe Serek

Main fields of research: Postharvest physiology and biology, in-vitro propagation and biotechnology of ornamental crops.

Vegetable Systems Modelling section

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stützel

Main fields of research: Modelling plant growth and development, models for harvest forecast and plant architectural modelling, genomic modelling, mechanical weed control, models for irrigation scheduling, physiology of plant adaptation to drought, physiology and ecology of the nitrogen cycle.

Woody Plant and Propagation Physiology section

Prof. Dr. Traud Winkelmann

Main fields of research: Physiology of propagation of horticultural crops, in vitro culture techniques, propagation of woody plants, interspecific hybridization, genetic transformation, somatic embryogenesis.