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Husfeld Bernhard

The German biologist and agronomist Professor Dr. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) studied at the Berlin Agricultural College. In 1923 he became assistant to Dr. med. Erwin Baur (1875-1933) at its Institute for Inheritance Research. This transferred in the task to convert the knowledge of heredity into the vine breeding. In 1926 Baur founded the department of vine breeding in Müncheberg (Mark Brandenburg) as a branch office of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Plant Breeding Research (KWI). Baur led the Resistance breeding and entrusted his assistant. Husfeld earned his doctorate in 1932 with a thesis on the cultivation of plasmopararesistenter vines (Falscher mildew ). After the death of Baur Husfeld became in 1933 interim director of the institute and after the appointment of Dr. Ing. Wilhelm Rudorf (1891-1969) in 1936, his deputy. He initiated a comprehensive breeding program with the goal of an "ideal vine".

In 1942, the previous department vines breeding was outsourced from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute independent institution for vine breeding research under the leadership of Husfeld continued. From Husfeld's breeding work, among other things, the relevant fungi resistance varieties were Aris. Castor. Pollux and Siegfriedrebe out. After the end of the war, resistance breeding in Müncheberg had to be stopped in 1945 and Husfeld succeeded in breeding his breeding material from Müncheberg Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen-Pfalz. The "Research Society for Vine Breeding" founded by him leased the Geilweilerhof and founded the "Research Institute for Vine Breeding". He also designed a widely recognized organization for the taxonomy (Descent) of the vine or a Vines systematics, After Husfeld's death in 1970, his successor, Dr. Gerhardt Erich Alleweldt (1927-2005) the line.

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