The German biologist and agronomist Professor Dr. Dr. Bernhard Husfeld (1900-1970) studied at the Agricultural University in Berlin. In 1923 he became an assistant to Dr. Erwin Baur (1875-1933) at his institute for heredity research. This gave him the task of translating the knowledge of heredity into vine breeding. In 1928, Baur founded the Department of Vine Breeding in Müncheberg (Mark Brandenburg ) as a branch of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Plant Breeding Research (KWI). Baur led the Resistance breeding and entrusted his assistant with it. Husfeld received his doctorate in 1932 with a thesis on the breeding of plasma-resistant vines (Falscher mildew ). After Baur's death, Husfeld became interim director of the institute in 1933 and after the appointment of Dr. Wilhelm Rudorf (1891-1969) his deputy in 1936. He initiated an extensive breeding program with the aim of an "ideal vine".
In 1942, the previous vine breeding department, spun off from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, continued an independent institution for vine breeding research under the direction of Husfeld. Husfeld's breeding work included varieties that were significant in terms of resistance to fungi Aris. Castor. Pollux and Siegfriedrebe out. After the war ended, resistance breeding in Müncheberg had to be largely stopped in 1945 and Husfeld succeeded in moving his breeding material from Müncheberg to Geilweilerhof to be relocated to Siebeldingen-Pfalz. The "Research Society for Vine Breeding" he leased the Geilweilerhof and founded the "Research Institute for Vine Breeding". He also designed a widely recognized order for that taxonomy (Lineage) of the vines or one Vines systematics, After Husfeld's death in 1970, Dr. Gerhardt Erich Alleweldt (1927-2005) the management.