Horst-Henning Steinmann, Dr. sc. agr.

Horst Steinmann ist senior scientist and scientific coordinator. These are topics of current projects and activities:


  • Weed management
  • Farming systems
  • Integrated plant protection
  • Best practices of soil cultivation
  • Agriculture and biodiversity
  • Agri-Environment schemes


  • Expertise and services


    • Member of the advisory board on sustainable plant production at the Federal Authority for Consumer Protection and Food Safety
    • Member of the national board of experts for the approval of pesticides (2004 - 2012)


    • Research projects


      • Project leader of the national project: Best Management Practice for glyphosate use
      • Workpackage-Leader in the EU Projekt Catch-C
      • Leader of several sub-projects within the framwork Climate Change Research for Lower Saxony (KLIFF)
      • Sub-project leader within a national project on crop rotations with energy crops
      • Administration of the project IMPAC³


      • Teaching


        • Vegetation science in the study program Bsc. Agrricultural sciences (together with J. Isselstein and B. Tonn)
        • Practical course in the study program Bsc. Agrricultural sciences (very recently transfered to H. Bergmann)
        • Weed Biology and Weed Management


        • Some Publikations


          • Stein, S., & H.-H. Steinmann (2017): Identifying crop rotation practice by the typification of crop sequence patterns for arable farming systems – A case study from Central Europe. European Journal of Agronomy, doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2017.09.010.
          • Wiese, A., M. Schulte, L. Theuvsen, & H.-H. Steinmann (2017): Interactions of glyphosate use with farm characteristics and cropping patterns in Central Europe. Pest Management Science doi: 10.1002/ps.4542
          • Edler, B., J. Bürger, L. Breitsameter, H.-H. Steinmann & J. Isselstein (2015): Growth responses to elevated temperature and reduced soil moisture during early establishment of three annual weeds in four soil types. J. Plant Diseases and Protection 122, 39-48.
          • Steinmann, H.-H. & E.S. Dobers (2013): Spatio-temporal analysis of crop rotations and crop sequence patterns in Northern Germany: potential implications on plant health and crop protection. J. Plant Diseases and Protection 120, 85-94.
          • Steinmann, H.-H., M. Dickeduisberg & L. Theuvsen (2012): Uses and benefits of Glyphosate in German arable farming. Crop Protection 42, 162-169.
          • Ulber, L., S. Klimek, H.-H. Steinmann, J. Isselstein & M. Groth (2011): Implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a payment scheme for environmental services from agricultural land. Environmental Conservation, 38, 464-472.
          • Ulber, L., H.-H. Steinmann, S. Klimek & J. Isselstein (2009): An experimental on-farm approach to investigate the impact of diversified crop rotations on weed species richness and composition in winter wheat. Weed Research 49, 534-543.
          • Klimek, S., A. Richter gen. Kemmermann, H.-H. Steinmann, J. Freese & J. Isselstein (2008): Rewarding farmers for delivering plant diversity in managed grasslands: an interdisciplinary case-study in central Germany. Biological Conservation 141, 2888-2897.
          • Steinmann, H.-H. & L. Klingebiel (2004): Secondary dispersal, spatial dynamics and reproductive capacity of a recently introduced population of Bromus sterilis in an arable field. Weed Research 44, 388-396.
          • Steinmann, H.-H. (2002): Impact of harrowing on the nitrogen dynamics of plants and soil. Soil Tillage Research 65, 53-59.