Proposed role in the project: Category:

1.    Family name:        Schroeder

2.    First names:          Fritz-Gerald

3.    Date of birth:         12. June 1961

4.    Nationality:             Germany

5.    Civil status:            married, 3 kids

6.    Education:             Horticultural Diploma Degree; Dr. agriculturarum

Institution / Degree or Diploma obtained:

  • Humboldt Univ. Berlin 1982 – 1987 / Horticultural Diploma Degree
  • Humboldt Univ. Berlin 1989 – 1992 / Dr. Agriculturarum
  • University of Geisenheim 1993 / Scientific Award
  • Karoly Robert University Gyöngyös Hungary / Professor honoris causa (Prof.h.c.)

7.     Language skills:  English, Russian, Dutch

8.    Membership of professional bodies: German Horticultural Society (DGG); ISHS;

9.    Other skills:  Computer, Office package, Greenhouse management,

10. Present position: Professor for Horticultural Science at the Univ.  Dresden.

11. Years within the firm: 12 years at the University, 1 year at the Univ. of California, Davis

12. Key qualifications:  Vegetable crop production in open field and greenhouse, plant protection, integrated pest management, biological control, plant nutrient, climate and irrigation control, soil science, water management

13.Specific experience in the region:

Country /  Date from – Date to / Name and brief description of the project

Netherlands / 1988 (12 month) / Greenhouse Management, vegetable crops, hydroponics

Italy / 1993 (1 month) / Greenhouse Management, vegetable crops, hydroponics

Belarus / 1996 (1 month) / Vegetable crops, open field production, plant propagation

California / 2000 – 2001 / Sabbatical at the UC Davis, US

Mexico / 2004 (1 month) / Greenhouse Management, Vegetable crops, hydroponics

14. Professional experience

  •  1977 – 1980  Aschersleben, Germany (VEG Saatzucht) apprentice High school and apprenticeship, occupation as Agro-Technician, agricultural crops, plant breending
  •  1982 – 1987 Berlin Humboldt University of Berlin (Student) Study of horticultural Science.
  •  1988 Berlin / Berkel Hortaco (Trainee) Greenhouse management, vegetable crops.
  •  1989 – 1994 Berlin / Großbeeren Institute for vegetable crops. (Scientific co-worker) Applied research, hydroponic Systems, plant nutrient, gas exchange, root zone.
  •  1994 – now  Dresden University (Professor) Teaching and applied research, administration and extension works, Horticultural Science, vegetable crops, plant protection, plant breeding.

15.Other relevant information (ca. 70. Publications)

  •  2006: Global Trends and hydroponic Industries. Proc. 5th International hydroponic Conference, Toluca, Mexico.
  •  2006: Hydroponic production of poinsettia: Proc. 5th International hydroponic Conference, Toluca, Mexico.
  •  2004: Aeroponic and Hydroponics – Systems and Technique. Proc. 4th Intern. Hydroponic Conf. Toluca, Mexico.
  •  2003: Aktuelles Agrarecht für die Praxis. Weka Media GmbH & Co. KG:  ISBN 3-811-4061-0
  •  2003: Oxygen in root environment of substrates in Hydroponic systems. Deptm. Environmental Horticulture, UC Davis (CA).
  •  2002: Hydroponic Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals. Embryo Publications, Athens Greece. ISBN: 960-8002-12-5
  •  2001:  Gas composition and oxygen supply in the root environment of substrates in closed hyd. sys. Acta Hort. 644. p. 299.
  •  1996: Root efficiency for uptake of water and nutrients in closed recirculation systems. Proc. 9th (ISOSC), Wageningen.
  •  1996: Balance sheets for water, potassium and nitrogen for tomatoes. Gartenbauwissenschaft (61) 5. p. 249-255.
  •   Coordinator of student exchange program ERASMUS, UC Davis US, University K. Robert Gyöngyös, Hungary