Prof. Dr. Jan Petersen
Fachhochschule Bingen
Fachrichtung Agrarwirtschaft
Berlinstraße 109
55411 Bingen

Dr. Jörg Becker
Dow AgroSciences GmbH
Truderinger Str. 15
81677 München

  • Biology and ecology of weeds, integrated weed control, and related topics
  • Scientific information exchange about all topics related to herbology
  • Building networks not only with herbologists, but with colleagues of adjacent disciplines as well (like ecologists, geobotanists, vegetation specialist, conservationists, etc.)
  • Hosting conferences beyond working group meetings (like the German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control,
  • Excursions and fieldtrips to deepen special knowledge
  • Herbicide resistance
  • “New” weed species (neophyte invasive weeds, poisonous weeds, perennial weeds, previous known weeds with re-growing relevance)
  • Weed mapping (occurrence and growing of weeds)
  • Cultivation systems and weed infestation / integrated weed control
  • Population and dispersions-dynamics / weed-ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Weed control and environment


Since 2012, the working group, together with the Julius Kühn-Institute Braunschweig and the Technische Universität Braunschweig, has been organizing and co-hosting the German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control ("Unkrauttagung").

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