Julius Kühn lived from 1825 till 1910. He established and developed the agrarian sciences as part of university education in Germany in the 19th century and is one of the most prominent founders of modern phytomedicine.
In 1863 he was given the permission to establish the first independent research institute in agricultural sciences in Germany at the University of Halle. Under his leadership during the next 40 years, this institution evolved into the most eminent educational and research institution of agrarian sciences in Germany at that time.
He published about 300 articles, mainly about plant protection.