Doctor rerum naturalium, Technology University Munich, 1968. Dr.agr.habil., Technology University Munich, 1975.
Leader department Center Station of Technology University, Munich, 1967-1975, director, since 1975. Professor agriculture Technology University, Munich, 1978. Leader working group Association Agricultural Research, Darmstadt, 1981-1988.
President Stations of Germany, Darmstadt, 1989.
Married Elisabeth Klaus, April 30, 1964. Children: Wolfgang Martin.