The next meeting will take place from November 11-12, 2024 at the JKI in Berlin-Dahlem together with the AK Vertebrates.

Registrations for the meeting and contributions are possible until August 15, 2024, after which the registration portal will be closed.

Dr. Cornel Adler
Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
Inst. f. ökologische Chemie, Pflanzenanalytik und Vorratsschutz
Königin-Luise-Str. 19
14195 Berlin


Dr. Jürgen Böye
BM-Seminar GbR
Hohenbökener Weg 2
27798 Hude (Old.)


  • Exchange of knowledge between science and practice
  • Presenting and publishing up-to-date research results
  • Discussion of current trends and developments
  • Building up a network of people and institutions that are active in the field of storage protection
  • Supporting junior scientists working in the field of storage protection
  • Interdisciplinary exchange with other working groups
  • Providing information on plant protection conditions that enable the production of high quality products in sufficient quantities
  • Developing strategies to avoid the infestation of supplies that are in danger of being infected by harmful organisms and pests
  • Evaluating control means and methods developed to restrict the spread of pests appropriately
  • Exchange of experience between the sciences, manufacturers, consultants, and practitioners about specific problems related to storage protection
  • Discussing innovations in the field of storage protection
  • Integration of new monitoring procedures and pest control
  • Transfer of new results to the expert community
  • New findings in regard to pest control, crop damages and losses
  • Changes/Improvements in storage techniques
  • Methods of pest prevention for different products and processes
  • Creating monitoring methods enabling an early detection of infection
  • Ways of physical pest control
  • Ways of biological pest control
  • Ways of chemical pest control
  • IPC-strategies for crop protection in organic farming
  • IPC-strategies for crop protection in conventional farming
  • National and international legal regulations
  • Exchange of knowledge in national and international conferences
  • Crop protection in moderate, tropical, and subtropical climate zones

The members of the working group (between 20 and 30) cooperate with the DPG working group Vertebrates. Both groups meet bi-annually and organize their meetings in close timely proximity.

In addition we promote the cooperation of national and international experts from a variety of backgrounds, e.g. from the field of developmental aid, and with different experiences in order to get results applicable in the field of storage protection.