Annual conference of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP) 2024

The 2024 annual DGP conference will be held at the University of Bonn, September 2nd to 4th, 2024

Organizers at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn:

Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker, Plant Nutrition in the Tropics and Subtropics

Dr. Michaela Matthes, Crop Functional Genomics – Boron Deficiency

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Schaaf, Ecophysiology of Plant Nutrition

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wissuwa, Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops

Dr. Peng Yu, Root Functional Biology


Contact: For all questions regarding the annual DGP conference, please use the following e-mail:

Please check the conference flyer here.




Opening of Registration: May 15th, 2024​
Early bird registration until: July 14th 2024
Abstract submission deadline: July 14th 2024
Notification of acceptance (poster/oral talk): July 31st, 2024
End of registration: August 15th, 2024


Please register using the registration form below.

Student: 80 €
DGP members: 160 €
Non-DGP members: 180 €
Participation in the tour of the Botanical Garden, before conference dinner on September 3rd: free (optional)
Conference Dinner on September 3rd: 60 € (optional)

Regular Registration (from July 14th, 2024)
Student: 100 €
DGP-members: 200 €
Non-DGP members: 220 €
Conference Dinner on September 3rd: 60 € (optional)

Registration includes

– Electronic abstract book
– Come together for early bird arrivals (September 1st 2024)
– Beverages and snacks during coffee breaks
– Lunch at the University Campus cafeteria Poppelsdorf (not on September 4th)

Cancellations & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be notified to us by e-mail (
Cancellations made before July 1st, 2024 will be refunded in full.
Cancellations made from July 1st to August 15th, 2024, will receive a 75% refund, which will be processed after the Conference and paid by bank transfer. Please note that refunds can only be made after the meeting has ended and bank service charges will be deducted from the refund amount.
No refunds can be made for cancellations after August 15th, 2024.
Please notify your hotel directly to cancel accommodation bookings.


Program 56th Annual Conference 2024 of the German Society of Plant Nutrition

Venue: Poppelsdorf Palace (“Poppelsdorfer Schloss“), Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn

The conference program can be downloaded here.


Sunday, September 1st

18:00 Early Bird Arrival: Reception at Poppelsdorf Palace/Mediterraneum Botanical Garden Poppelsdorf

 Monday, September 2nd

10:00 Membership meeting (Mitgliederversammlung) of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP), members only

12:00 Lunch (Mensa Poppelsdorf)

Session 1

Chair: N.N.

13:30 Welcome (DGP president Klaus Dittert & organizers)

14:00 Keynote 1: Achim Dobermann

14:30 (01) N.N.

14:45 (02) N.N.

15:00 (03) N.N.

15:15 (04) N.N.

15:30 Group photo, Coffee, Snacks

Session 2

Chair: N.N.

16:15 (05) N.N.

16:30 (06) N.N.

16:45 Elevator pitches 3 min each

19:00 Light Dinner at the Poppelsdorf Palace (Gartensaal)


Tuesday, September 3rd

Session 3

Chair: N.N.

09:00 Keynote 2: Doris Vetterlein

09:30 (07) N.N.

09:45 (08) N.N.

10:00 (09) N.N.

10:15 Coffee, Snacks and Posters

Session 4

Chair: N.N.

11:15 Keynote 3: Gabriel Castrillo

11:45 (10) N.N.

12:00 (11) N.N.

12:15 (12) N.N.

12:30 Lunch (Mensa Poppelsdorf)

Session 5

14:00 Keynote 4: Sabeeha Merchant

14:30 (13) N.N.

14:45 (14) N.N.

15:00 (15) N.N.

15:15 Coffee, Snacks and Posters

Session 6

16:15 Keynote 5: Caroline Gutjahr

16:45 (16) N.N.

17:00 (17) N.N.

17:15 (18) N.N.

17:30 (19) N.N.

17:45 (20) N.N.

18:00 End of the sessions

18:20 Tour of the Botanical garden (Conny Löhne & Bodo Möseler)

19:30 Conference Dinner


Wednesday, September 4th

Session 7

Chair: N.N.

09:00 Keynote 6: Ricardo F.H. Giehl

09:30 (21) N.N.

09:45 (22) N.N.

10:00 (23) N.N.

10:30 Coffee, Snacks

11:00 Farewell Lecture: Mathias Becker

11:30 Poster and doctoral awards, incl. lecture of one award winner

12:00 Final remarks

Abstract Submission and Presentations (Poster / Oral talk)

Abstract submission

Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words and 1 page) can only be submitted after registration for the meeting via the website. After receiving the registration confirmation, please send your abstract by e-mail to

Please indicate if you would prefer to present a poster or to give an oral presentation. In case we cannot grant you an oral presentation, we will provide you with the opportunity to present a poster. Please also indicate whether you are willing to give an elevator pitch (i.e., a 3 min oral presentation), should your preference be a poster presentation or if we cannot grant an oral presentation.

Abstracts need to be submitted before July 14th, 2024. After this date, it will not be possible to submit or change your abstract. You can choose to apply for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Participants will be notified by July 31st, 2024, whether their abstract has been selected for poster or oral presentation.

Abstracts are automatically withdrawn if the submitter fails to register and pay the registration fee for the conference by the indicated deadline.

Abstract format

All abstracts should be formatted according to the template which can be downloaded here. Your abstract must be prepared in English, which is the official conference language.

Oral Presentations

Please, pass your presentation to our staff at least 3 hours before your session takes place in Power Point format. The slide size 4:3 is recommended.
The presentation time is 12 min talk + 3 min discussion, and for the elevator pitch 3 min without discussion.

Poster Presentations

We recommend that posters are 84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm high (A0 size).

Posters can already be mounted in the stucco hall on September 2nd at 8:15 am. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the annual DGP conference. Presenters should be available at their posters during the assigned poster hours (to be announced). Due to fire safety regulations, only 60 persons can be in this room at the same time. We will explain during the conference how this will be ensured.

Best posters will be awarded a poster prize (to be announced).

Room contingents DGP-Conference 02.09. bis 04.09.2024

InterCity Hotel
Quantiusstr. 22, 53115 Bonn
+49 (0) 228926181513

20 double rooms with breakfast for single use (€ 96.98 each) or double use (€ 117.64 each)
The price also includes the FreeCity Ticket for the use of local public transport in Bonn.
(Price valid for bookings until 05.08.2024, thereafter price increase possible)

Keyword DGP 2024
Please book by telephone on +49 (0) 228926181513
The rooms are located on the station side; for a surcharge of € 10.60 per night they can be rebooked in the business category.

Cancellation conditions:
Cancellation free of charge until 6 pm on the day of arrival.

President Hotel
Clemens-August-Str. 32-36, 53115 Bonn
+49 (0) 22872500

20 single rooms (€ 95,00 each)
(Price valid for bookings until 02.08.2024, price increase possible thereafter)
Keyword DGP 2024

Tante Alma Hotel
Wallfahrtsweg 4, 53115 Bonn
+49 (0) 22826910

10 single rooms with breakfast (€ 82.00 each)
10 double rooms with breakfast (€ 119 each)
(Price valid for bookings until 01.07.2024, price increase possible thereafter)
Keyword DGP 2024
For bookings by e-mail please use in cc.

Cancellation conditions:
Requested rooms can be canceled free of charge up to 14 days before arrival.
In the event of cancellation outside the cancellation period or no-show, 80 % of the booked services will be charged.

Ibis budget Bonn Süd Königswinter
Gräfenhohner Str. 6, 53639 Königswinter
+49 (0)2223905070

20 single rooms (€ 129,15 each)

Hotel zur Post
Königswinterer Str. 309, 53227 Bonn
+49 (0) 228972940

Single rooms (€ 116,00 each)
Double rooms for single use (€ 126,00 each) or double use (€ 156 each)

Motel One Beethoven
Berliner Freiheit 36, 53111 Bonn
+49 (0) 2289727860

100 single rooms (€ 109,00 each), Breakfast buffet € 16,90

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