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Saeed, M. F., Baćanović, J., Bruns, C., Schmidt, H., & Finckh, M. R. (2017). Seed health of organic peas and faba beans and its effects on the health of the harvested grains. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 124(4), 331–337. doi:10.1007/s41348-017-0078-8
Fritz, J., Athmann, M., Meissner, G., Kauer, R., & Köpke, U. (2017). Quality characterisation via image forming methods differentiates grape juice produced from integrated, organic or biodynamic vineyards in the first year after conversion. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 33(3), 195–213. doi:10.1080/01448765.2017.1322003
Depalo, L., Burgio, G., von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P., Kristensen, H. L., Bavec, M., Robačer, M., & Canali, S. (2017). Impact of living mulch on arthropod fauna: Analysis of pest and beneficial dynamics on organic cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) in different European scenarios. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 32(03), 240–247. doi:10.1017/S1742170516000156
Rahmann, G., Ardakani, M. R., Barberi, P., Boehm, H., Canali, S., Chander, M., … Zanoli, R. (2017). Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research. Organic Agriculture, 7(3), 169–197.
Xie, Y., Tittarelli, F., von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P., Bavec, M., Canali, S., & Kristensen, H. (2017). Can living mulches in intercropping systems reduce the potential nitrate leaching? Studies of organic cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) and leek (Allium porrum L.) production across European conditions. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 32(03), 224–239. doi:10.1017/S1742170516000211


Peigne, J., Casagrande, M., Payet, V., David, C., Sans, F. X., Blanco-Moreno, J. M., … Mäder, P. (2016). How organic farmers practice conservation agriculture in Europe. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 31(1), 72–85. Retrieved from
Ebrahimi, E., Bagheri, A., & Nurbakhsh, F. (2016). Evaluation of Yield and Yield Components of Leek (Allium porrum L.) in ‎Intercropping with White Clover (Trifolium repens L.). Journal of horticulture science, 29(3), 435–442.
Ebrahimi, E., Bagheri, A., & von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. (2016). Assessment of undersown white clover (Trifolium repens L.) on organic leek (Allium porrum L.) performance (yield and nutrient uptake). International~Journal of Advance Agricultural Research, 4(5), 46–50.
Hupe, A., Schulz, H., Bruns, C., Jörgensen, R. G., & Wichern, F. (2016). Digging in the dirt – Inadequacy of belowground plant biomass quantification. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 96, 137 – 144. doi:
Hossain, M., von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P., & Heß, J. (2016). Plant Origin Wastes as Soil Conditioner and Organic Fertilizer: A Review. Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, 16(6), 1362–1371.
Armengot, L., Blanco-Moreno, J. M., Bàrberi, P., Bocci, G., Carlesi, S., Aendekerk, R., … Sans, F. X. (2016). Tillage as a driver of change in weed communities: A functional perspective. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 222, 276–285. Retrieved from
Cooper, J., Baranski, M., Stewart, G., Lange, M., Barberi, P., Fliessbach, A., … Mäder, P. (2016). Shallow non-inversion tillage in organic farming maintains crop yields and increases soil C stocks: A meta-analysis. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 36, 1–22. Retrieved from


Kahl, J., Andersen, J.-O., Athmann, M., Busscher, N., Doesburg, P., Fritz, J., … Mergardt, G. (2015). Laboratory intercomparison for biocrystallization (crystallization with additives) applied to different wheat varieties. Elemente der Naturwissenschaft, (102), 5–11.
Doesburg, P., Huber, M., Andersen, J.-O., Athmann, M., van der Bie, G., Fritz, J., … Busscher, N. (2015). Standardization and performance of a visual Gestalt evaluation of biocrystallization patterns reflecting ripening and decomposition processes in food samples. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 31, 128–141. doi:10.1080/01448765.2014.993705
Coppa, M., Chassaing, C., Ferlay, A., Agarbriel, C., Laurent, C., Borreani, G., … Martin, B. (2015). Potential of milk fatty acid composition to predict diet composition and authenticate feeding systems and altitude origin of European bulk milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 98, 1–13.
Gronle, A., Heß, J., & Böhm, H. (2015). Weed suppressive ability in sole and intercrops of pea and oat and its interaction with ploughing depth and crop interference in organic farming. Organic Agriculture, 5(1), 39–51. Retrieved from
Gronle, A., Heß, J., & Böhm, H. (2015). Effect of intercropping normal-leafed or semi-leafless winter peas and triticale after shallow and deep ploughing on agronomic performance, grain quality and succeeding winter wheat yield. Field Crops Research, 180, 80–89. Retrieved from
Jannoura, R., Brinkmann, K., Uteau Puschmann, D., Bruns, C., & Jörgensen, R. G. (2015). Monitoring of crop biomass using true colour aerial photographs taken from a remote controlled hexacopter. Biosystems Engineering, 129, 341–351. doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2014.11.007
Wolf, B., Häring, A.-M., & Heß, J. (2015). Strategies towards Evaluation beyond Scientific Impact. Pathways not only for Agricultural Research. Organic Farming, 1(1), 3–18. doi:10.12924/of2014.01010003
Casagrande, M., Peigne, J., Payet, V., Mäder, P., Sans, F. X., Blanco-Moreno, J., … David, C. (2015). Organic farmers? motivations and challenges for adopting conservation agriculture in Europe. Organic Agriculture, online, 1–15. Retrieved from
Kusche, D., Rübesam, K., Baars, A., Jahreis, G., Kuhnt, K., Rohrer, C., & Nierop, A. F. (2015). Fatty acid profiles and antioxidants of organic and conventional milk from low- and high-input systems during outdoor period. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95, 529–539. doi:10.1002/jsfa.6768


Wallisch, S., Gril, T., Dong, X., Welzl, G., Bruns, C., Heath, E., … Schloter, M. (2014). Effects of different compost amendments on the abundance and composition of alkB harboring bacterial communities in a soil under industrial use contaminated with hydrocarbon. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, 96. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00096
Fuchs, J. G., Thürig, B., Brandhuber, R., Bruns, C., Finckh, M. R., Fliessbach, A., … Lucius, T. (2014). Evaluation of the causes of legume yield depression syndrome using an improved diagnostic tool. Applied Soil Ecology, 79, 26–36. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.02.013
Jannoura, R., Bruns, C., & Jörgensen, R. G. (2014). Organic fertilizer effects on growth, crop yield, and soil microbial biomass indices in sole and intercropped peas and oats under organic farming conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 52, 259–270.
Bühlen, F., Ivemeyer, S., Krutzinna, C., & Knierim, U. (2014). Potential effects of automatic milking systems on grazing in organic dairy farming. Organic Agriculture, 4, 301–308. Retrieved from DOI 10.1007/s13165-014-0083-1;


Jannoura, R., Bruns, C., & Jörgensen, R. G. (2013). Organic fertilizer effects on pea yield, nutrient uptake, microbial root colonization and soil microbial biomass indices in organic farming systems. European Journal of Agronomy, 49, 32–41.
Wolf, B., Lindenthal, T., Szerencsits, M., Holbrook, J. B., & Heß, J. (2013). Evaluating Research beyond Scientific Impact How to Include Criteria for Productive Interactions and Impact on Practice and Society. Gaia-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 22, 104–114. Retrieved from
Coppa, M., Ferlay, A., Chassaing, C., Agarbriel, C., Glasser, F., Chilliard, Y., … Martin, B. (2013). Prediction of bulk milk fatty acid composition based on farming practices collected through on-farm surveys. Journal of Dairy Science, 96, 4197–4211. doi:10.3168/jds.2012-6379


Baars, A., Schröder, M., Kusche, D., & Vetter, W. (2012). Phytanic acid content and SRR/RRR diastereomer ratio in milk from organic and conventional farms at low and high level of fodder input. Organic Agriculture, 2, 13–21. doi:10.1007/s13165-012-0021-z
Kahl, J., Baars, A., Bügel, S., Busscher, N., Huber, M., Kusche, D., … Zalecka, A. (2012). Organic food quality: a framework for concept, definition and evaluation from the European perspective. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92, 2760–2765. doi:10.1002/jsfa.5640
Baars, A., Wohlers, J., Kusche, D., & Jahreis, G. (2012). Experimental Improvemant of cow milk fatty acid compostition in organic winter diets. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 92, 2883–2890.
Urbatzka, P., Graß, R., Haase, T., Schüler, C., & Heß, J. (2012). Influence of different sowingdates of winter pea genotypes on winter hardiness and productivity as either winter catch crop or seed legume. European Journal of Agronomy, 2012, 112–129.
Urbatzka, P., Graß, R., Haase, T., Schüler, C., Trautz, D., & Heß, J. (2012). Grain yield and quality characteristics of different genotypes of winter pea in comparison to spring pea for organic farming in pure and mixed stands. Organic Agriculture, 1/2012, 187–202.
Sharma, K., Bruns, C., Butz, A. F., & Finckh, M. R. (2012). Effects of fertilizers and plant strengtheners on the susceptibility of tomatoes to single and mixed isolates of Phytophthora infestans. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 133, 739–751. doi:10.1007/s10658-012-9954-z
Urbatzka, P., Graß, R., Haase, T., Schüler, C., & Heß, J. (2012). Influence of different sowing dates of winter pea genotypes on winter hardiness and productivity as either winter catch crop or seed legume. European Journal of Agronomy, 40, 112–119. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2012.03.001


Murugan, R., Nanjappan, K., von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P., & Chitraputhirapillai, S. (2011). Effects of Combined Application of Biofertilisers with Neem Cake on Soil Fertility, Grain Yield and Protein Content of Black Gram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper). World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 7(5), 583–590.
Von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. (2011). Nutrient management in organic agriculture. Annals of Agrarian Sciences, 9(2), 92–96.
Fritz, J., Athmann, M., Kautz, T., & Köpke, U. (2011). Grouping and classification of wheat from organic and conventional production systems by combining three image forming methods. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 27, 320–336. doi:


Kranert, M., Gottschall, R., Bruns, C., & Hafner, G. (2010). Energy or compost from green waste? - A CO2 - based assessment. Waste Management, 30(4), 697–701. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2009.09.046
Kusche, D., Busscher, N., Kahl, J., & Ploeger, A. (2010). The Concept of “Structure” in the Evaluation of Food Quality. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 27, 95–105.
Tamm, L., Thürig, B., Bruns, C., Fuchs, J., Köpke, U., Laustela, M., … Fliessbach, A. (2010). Soil type, management history, and soil amendments influence the development of soil-borne (Rhizoctonia solani, Pythium ultimum) and air-borne (Phytophthora infestans, Hyaloperonospora parasitica) diseases. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 127, 465–481.
Kahl, J., Kusche, D., Busscher, N., & Ploeger, A. (2010). Organic FOOD CLAIMS in Europe. Food Technology, 64, 38–46.
Jahan, M., Koocheki, A., Ghorbani, R., Rejali, F., Aryayi, M., & Ebrahimi, E. (2010). The effect of biological fertilizers application on some agroecological characteristics of corn under conventional and ecological cropping systems. Iranian Journal of Field Crops Research, 7(2), 375–390.


Müller, E., Wildhagen, H., Quintern, M., Heß, J., Wichern, F., & Jörgensen, R. G. (2009). CO2 evolution from a ridge tilled and a mouldboard ploughed Luvisol in the field. Applied Soil Ecology, 43, 89–94.
Hauggaard-Nielsen, H., Ambus, P., Corre-Hellou, G., Crozat, Y., Dahlmann, C., Dibet, A., … Jensen, E. S. (2009). Pea-barley intercropping for efficient symbiotic N2-fixation, soil N acquisition and use of other nutrients in European organic cropping systems. Field Crops Research, 113(1), 64–71. doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2009.04.009
Hauggaard-Nielsen, H., Gooding, M., Ambus, P., Corre-Hellou, G., Crozat, Y., Dahlmann, C., … Jensen, E. (2009). Pea-barley intercropping and short-term subsequent crop effects across European organic cropping conditions. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 85(2), 141–155. doi:10.1007/s10705-009-9254-y


Probst, B., Schüler, C., & Jörgensen, R. G. (2008). Vineyard soils under organic and conventional management - microbial biomass and activity indices and their relation to soil chemical properties. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 44, 443–450.
Van Elsen, T., & Hotze, C. (2008). The integration of autochthon arable field plants and the corncockle into flower strips for organic farming. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, 373–377.
Haase, T., Schüler, C., & Heß, J. (2008). Suitability of organic potatoes for processing: Effect of agronomic measures on selected quality parameters at harvest and after storage. Potato Research, 50, 115–141.
Hagn, A., Engel, M., Kleikamp, B., Munch, J. C., Schloter, M., & Bruns, C. (2008). Microbial community shifts in Pythium ultimum-inoculated suppressive substrates. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 44, 481–490. Retrieved from http://doi 10.1007/s00374-007-0230-x
Terhoeven-Urselmans, T., Bruns, C., Schmilewski, G., & Ludwig, B. (2008). Quality assessments of growing media with near-infrared spectroscopy: chemical characteristics and plant assay results. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 73(1), 28–36.


Pedroli, G. B. M., van Elsen, T., & van Dijk, A. I. J. M. (2007). Values of rural landscapes in Europe: Inspiration or by-product? NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 54(4), 431–447. doi:10.1016/S1573-5214(07)80014-5
Terhoeven-Urselmans, T., Bruns, C., Schmilewski, G., & Ludwig, B. (2007). Effects of passive heating and storage on the quality of hand-bagged and pre-packed growing media. Scientia Horticulturae, 115(1), 82–90. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2007.07.007
Haase, T., Schüler, C., & Heß, J. (2007). The effect of different N and K sources on tuber nutrient uptake, total and graded yield of potatoes (Solarium tuberosum L.) for processing. European Journal of Agronomy, 26(3), 187–197. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2006.09.008
Perner, H., Schwarz, D., Bruns, C., Mäder, P., & George, E. (2007). Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization and two levels of compost supply on nutrient uptake and flowering of pelargonium plants. Mycorrhiza, 469–474. Retrieved from
Haase, T., Schüler, C., Piepho, H.-P., Thöni, H., & Heß, J. (2007). The Effect of Preceding Crop and Pre-Sprouting on Crop Growth, N Use and Tuber Yield of Maincrop Potatoes for Processing Under Conditions of N Stress. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 193(4), 270–291. doi:10.1111/j.1439-037X.2007.00264.x


Finckh, M. R., Schulte Geldermann, E., & Bruns, C. (2006). Challenges to organic potato farming: Disease and nutrient management. Potato Research, 49(1), 28–37.
Müller, T., & von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. (2006). Organic fertilizers derived from plant materials Part I: Turnover in soil at low and moderate temperatures. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 169(2), 255–264. doi:10.1002/jpln.200420465
Von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P., & Müller, T. (2006). Plant based organic fertilisers -a viable nutrient source for organic market gardens. Acta Horticulturae, (700), 255–260. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2006.700.44
Michel, K., Terhoeven-Urselmans, T., Bruns, C., Kleikamp, B., & Ludwig, B. (2006). Determination of chemical and biological properties of composts by near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 14, 251–259.
Döring, T. F., Schrader, J., & Schüler, C. (2006). Representation of Potato Virus Y control strategies in current and past extension literature. Potato Research, 49, 225–239. Retrieved from
Müller, T., & von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. (2006). Organic fertilizers derived from plant materials Part II: Turnover in field trials. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 169(2), 265–273. doi:10.1002/jpln.200420466


Döring, T. F., Brandt, M., Heß, J., Finckh, M. R., & Saucke, H. (2005). Effects of straw mulch on yield, weed development, nitrate dynamics and soil erosion in organically grown potatoes. Field Crops Research, 94, 238–249. Retrieved from
Döring, T., Brandt, M., Heß, J., Finckh, M. R., & Saucke, H. (2005). Effects of straw mulch on soil nitrate dynamics. weeds, yield and soil erosion in organically grown. Field Crops Research, 94, 238–249. doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2005.01.006


Gattinger, A., Bausenwein, U., & Bruns, C. (2004). Microbial biomass and activity in composts of different composition and age. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 167, 556–561.
Mayer, J., Schloter, M., Heß, J., Buegger, F., & Jensen, E. S. (2004). Turnover of grain legume N rhizodeposits and effect of rhizodeposition on the turnover of crop residues. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 39(3), 153–164. doi:10.1007/s00374-003-0694-2


Mayer, J., Buegger, F., Jensen, E. S., Schloter, M., & Heß, J. (2003). Residual nitrogen contribution from grain legumes to succeeding wheat and rape and related microbial process. Plant and Soil, 255(2), 541–554. doi:10.1023/A:1026081015076
Lindenthal, T., Spiegel, H., Mazorek, M., Heß, J., Freyer, B., & Köchl, A. (2003). Ergebnisse von drei 40jährigen P-Dauerversuchen in Österreich: 2. Mitteilung: Auswirkungen unterschiedlicher P-Düngerformen und -mengen auf den P-Entzug und die P-Bilanzen. Austrian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54, 11–21.


Deininger, A., Sonnenberg, H., Tamm, M., & Krause, R. (2000). SE-Structures and Environment Penetration Resistance and Water-Holding Capacity of Differently Conditioned Straw for Deep Litter Housing Systems. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 77, 335–342.
Van Elsen, T. (2000). Species diversity as a task for organic agriculture in Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 77, 101–109.


Schmidt, H., Philipps, L., Welsh, J. P., & von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. (1999). Legume Breaks in Stockless Organic Farming Rotations: Nitrogen Accumulation and Influence on the Following Crops. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 17(2), 159–170. doi:10.1080/01448765.1999.9754835


Pfotzer, G. H., & Schüler, C. (1997). Effects of Different Compost Amendments on Soil Biotic and Faunal Feeding Activity in an Organic Farming System. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 15(1-4), 177–183. doi:10.1080/01448765.1997.9755192


Krutzinna, C., Boehncke, E., & Herrmann, H. (1996). Organic Milk Production in Germany. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 351–358.


Schüler, C., Bruns, C., Gottschall, R., Ahlers, S., & Vogtmann, H. (1989). Suppression of Root Rot on Peas, Beans and Beetroots Caused by Pythium ultimum and Rhizoctonia solani through the Amendment of Growing Media with Composted Organic Household Waste. Journal of Phytopathology, 127(3), 227–238. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0434.1989.tb01133.x