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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Jehle

Heinrichstraße 243
64287 Darmstadt, Germany

Ms Susanne Ganzer
Tel: +49(0)6151 407-0
Fax: +49(0)6151 407-290
E-mail: bi@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Dr. Annette Herz

Dr. Annette  Herz
Tel: +49 (0)6151 407 236
Fax: +49 (0)6151 407 290

Julius Kühn-Institut
Heinrichstr. 243
64287 Darmstadt

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Head of the laboratory “Beneficial Arthropods and Functional Biodiversity”.
  • Research on identification, production and use of invertebrate biological control agents for the regulation of native and invasive pests in agriculture.
  • Development of strategies for conservation and enhancement of beneficial arthropods in agroecosystems.
  • Methods for identification and quality control of invertebrate biological control agents in mass rearing and production.
  • Further development of methods for testing side-effects of plant protection measures on non-target organisms and for risk assessment of exotic biological control agents.


  • Involvement in the EPPO/IOBC Panel on „Biological control agents” for elaboration of recommendations on import and release of exotic biological control agents.
  • Member of the German Society for General and Applied Entomology  (DGaaE)
  • Member of the German Phytomedical Society r.s. (DPG)
  • Head of the Working Group „Beneficial arthropods and entomopathogenic nematodes“ of the DGaaE & DPG.
  • Member of the  “International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Weeds / West Palaearctic Regional Section”(IOBC/WPRS): - Convenor of the Publication Commission

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut