Prof. Dr. Hartmut Balder (em.)
Berliner Hochschule für Technik
Luxemburger Str. 10
13353 Berlin
hartmut.balder (at)


  • New pathogens in nurseries
  • Biology of pests and pathogenesis of infectious agents
  • Strategies for an aimed, ecological, and integrated plant protection
  • Strategies for protection against infection and the spread of pathogens
  • Alternatives in plant protection
  • Methods of monitoring for an early detection of infection
  • Evaluation of plant protection methods
  • Problems for the use of plants in urban areas
  • Presenting current research projects and results in short lectures and poster sessions
  • Developing integrated, biological, and alternative methods of disorder control
  • Integration into plant protection strategies that aim at a future-oriented nursery production of plants for urban green projects

The working group Urban Green cooperates in organizing the annual Urban Plant Conference (UPC) with different partners chosen according to the specific thematic emphasis. Participants are colleagues from consultation, science, practice, and industries who are specialized in research on nurseries, urban greens, population dynamics of pests and pathogens, plant protection and pest control.