Plant protection

In the following studies, we look at different categories of plant protection: fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and growth regulators. We analyze their influence on crop quality, quantity as well as their socio-economic and environmental effects. Usually we first look at the farm level effects when certain products enter or exit the market. Thereby we also consider possible resistance developments. As a next step in our studies, we look at the broader, sectorial and also national, regional and global consequences. These become apparent in the overall changes of crop yields, trade volumes and the effects on resource usage and the environment. This environmental assessment encompasses calculations regarding global biodiversity, land use change, greenhouse gas emissions and water use. Hereby we compare different pest and disease management strategies which are used in conventional and organic farming. Furthermore, we analyze certain plant diseases and their implications for animals and humans, and their economic effects for farmers and the overall sector along the value chain as well as the quality of our daily nutrition (e.g. mycotoxins).


pdficon_small Der gesamtgesellschaftliche Nutzen von Pflanzenschutz in Deutschland. Ein Update und eine Erweiterung zu vorherigen Studienergebnissen // Steffen Noleppa // 2017

pdficon_small Banning neonicotinoids in the European Union. An ex-post assessment of economic and environmental costs // Steffen Noleppa // 2017

pdficon_small Der Einsatz von Epoxiconazol im Getreideanbau. Eine Analyse ökonomischer Auswirkungen und von Umwelteffekten für Deutschland und die Europäische Union unter besonderer Berücksichtigung zunehmender Resistenzen // Steffen Noleppa, Sophia Lüttringhaus // 2016

pdficon_small Plant protection in Germany and biodiversity. Impacts of conventional and organic land management practices on regional and global species richness // Steffen Noleppa // 2016

pdficon_small Pflanzenschutz in Deutschland und Biodiversität. Auswirkungen von Pflanzenschutzstrategien der konventionellen und ökologischen Landbewirtschaftung auf die regionale und globale Artenvielfalt // Steffen Noleppa // 2016

pdficon_small Mykotoxine im Mais. Wirtschaftliche Konsequenzen für Ackerbau, Nutztierhaltung und Wertschöpfung in Deutschland // Steffen Noleppa // 2015

pdficon_small The social, economic and environmental value of agricultural productivity in the European Union. Part II: Impacts on water trade and water use // Steffen Noleppa, Matti Cartsburg // 2015