Dr. Günther Manske

Working groups

Coordinator of the ZEF Alumni Network;

Chair ZEF Research Ethics Committee


Federal Ministery of Germany for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD),

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH Robert Bosch Foundation,

and many other national and international foundations / sponsors; partnerships with universities and national and international research centers (CGIAR etc.)

Research partners

Advisory board of AGRINATURA, The European Alliance on Agricural Knowledge for Development (http://www.agrinatura.eu/);


Advisory board of the German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special relevance to developing countries (AGEP)

Research affiliation

Agricultural Engineer: Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture /Resource Management, Plant Physiologist, Plant Breeding, Plant Nutrition, Rhizosphere, Soil Biology, Nutrient and Water Efficiency; Nutritional Quality


Ro, S., M. Becker and G. Manske. 2016. Effect of phosphorus management in rice-mungbean rotations on sandy soils of Cambodia. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201600043. Further Information
Zhang J., G. Manske, P.Q. Zhou, B. Tischbein and M. Becker. 2016. Factors influencing farmers’ decisions on nitrogen fertilizer application in the Liangzihu Lake basin, Central China. Environment Development and Sustainability, DOI:10.1007/s10668-016-9765. Further Information


Fosu-Mensah , B.Y.,• P. L. G. Vlek. G. Manske and M. Mensah. 2015. The Influenec of Azolla pinnata on Floodwater Chemistry, Grain Yield and Nitrogen Uptake of Rice in Dano, Southwestern Burkina Faso. J. Agricultural Science, 7(8): 118-130.


Manschadi, A.M., G.G.B. Manske and P.L.G. Vlek. 2013. Root archtecture and resource acqusition: Wheat as a Model Plant. In: A. Eshel and T. Beeckman (eds.): Plant Roots: The Hidden Half, Fourth Edition. CRC Press.


Manske, G.G.B., J.I. Ortiz-Monasterio, R.M. van Ginkel, S. Rajaram and P.L.G. Vlek. 2002. Phosphorus use efficiency in tall, semi-dwarf and dwarf near-isogenic lines of spring wheat. Euphytica, 125 (1): 113-119. Download [PDF | 76.50KB]
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Manske, G.G.B., J.I. Ortiz-Monasterio R., M. van Ginkel, R.M. González, R.A. Fisher, S. Rajaram, and P.L.G. Vlek. 2001. Importance of P uptake efficiency vs. P utilization for Wheat Yield in an Acid and Calcareous Soil in Mexico. European J.l of Agronomy, 14 (4): 261-274. Download [PDF | 132.02KB]
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Ortiz-Monasterio, I.J., G.G.B. Manske and M. van Ginkel. 2001. Nitrogen and Phosphorus Use Efficiency. In: Reynolds, M.P., I.J. Ortiz-Monasterio and A. McNab (eds.): Application of Physiology in Wheat Breeding. Mexico, D.F.: CIMMYT. 200-207. Download [PDF | 463.67KB]
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Manske, G.G.B., J.I. Ortiz-Monasterio R., M. van Ginkel, R.M. González, S. Rajaram, E. Molina and P.L.G. Vlek. 2000. Traits Associated with Improved P-Uptake Efficiency in CIMMYT´s Semidwarf Spring Bread Wheat Grown on an Acid Andisol in Mexico. Plant and Soil, 221: 189-204.
Manske, G.G.B., N. Tadesse, M. van Ginkel, M. Reynolds and P.L.G. Vlek. 2000. Root Morphology of Wheat Genotypes Grown in Residual Moisture. In: Breckle, S.W., M. Veste and W. Wucherer (eds.): Sustainable Land Use in Deserts. Springer-Verlag Berlin. pp. 400-404. Further Information


Cruz, P.I., G.E. Molina, G. Cruz-Flores, I. Ortiz-Monasterio and G.G.B. Manske. 1998. Colonizacion Micorrizica arbuscular, actividad de fosfatasica y longitud radical como repuesta a estres de fosforo en trigo y triticale cultivados en un Andisol. Terra, 16 (1): 55-62.


Manske, G.G.B., A.B. Lüttger, R.K. Behl and P.L.G. Vlek. 1995. Nutrient Efficiency Based on VA Mycorrhiza (VAM) and Total Root Length of Wheat Cultivars Grown in India. Angew. Bot., 69: 108-110.


Manske, G.G.B. 1990. Genetic Analysis of the Efficiency of VA myccorhizae with spring weat. Agriculture Ecosystem, 29 (1-4): 273-280.
Manske, G.G.B. 1990. Genetic analysis of the efficiency of VA Mycorrhiza with Spring Wheat. I. Genotypical differences and reciprocal cross between an efficient and non-efficient variety. In: El Bassam, N. et al. (eds.): Genetic Aspects of Plant Mineral Nutrition. Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. pp. 397-405.

Manschadi A.M., G.G.B. Manske, P.L.G. Vlek. Root architecture and resource acquisition – Wheat as a model plant. In: Waisel, Y., A. Eshel and U. Kafkafi (eds.): Plant Roots: The Hidden Half, Forth Edition.. Taylor & Francis.

Günther Manske




ZEF Doctoral Sudies Program