News archive

Who we are and what we focus on

The Institute of Plant Protection focuses on healthy crop plants and thus on our current and future livelihoods. In the conflict-laden field between environmental requirements and supply needs we research for sustainable solutions in crop protection. Accordingly, the range of topics we cover in research and teaching is very broad.


We are working on basic research as well as on applied sciences. Fundamental research is addressing the interactions between plant pathogens or parasites and their host- and non-host-plants as well as the ecology of pests and beneficial organisms.

In the field of applied plant protection we tackle current issues in crop production including viticulture, horticulture as well as herbology. We contribute to sustainable solutions for both, conventional and organic farming.


Our variety of topics:

Basics in plant protection I parasitology and pathology of crops I phytopathology and entomology I diagnosis in the field and in the laboratory I biological plant protection I  ecological basics I chemistry and application of plant protection products I plant protection in fruit, wine and horticulture I plant virology and bacteriology I nematology I herbology I protection of stored crops


Master thesis offers

Management and Administration

Addresses & Contact