Ernst Valentin von Strebel

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Ernst Valentin von Strebel (born September 5, 1846 in Weil ; † September 24, 1927 in Stuttgart ) was a German crop scientist and agricultural economist .

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Ernst Valentin, son of pastor Johann Valentin Strebel (born 1801 in Oberndorf / Schweinfurt) and Johanna Emilia Magdalena Harleß (born 1809 in Nuremberg, sister of Adolf Harleß and Emil Harleß ), practiced for four years after attending a high school in Stuttgart various goods, then studied agriculture in Hohenheim and worked as an economic inspector and teacher at the agricultural school in Hohenheim from 1873. In 1881 he was appointed professor at the Hohenheim Agricultural Academy with a teaching position for crop production and engineering . His main interest was initially in special crop production. He made a name for himself in specialist circles with several book publications, above all with a " Handbuch des Hopfenbaues " (1887) and a textbook on grain cultivation (1888).

From 1897 to 1912 Strebel was director of the Hohenheim Agricultural Academy. With the directorate he took over the field of agricultural economics. From then on, he mainly held lectures on agricultural management and the Hohenheim estate. During his tenure, he did a lot to expand the teaching staff at the Hohenheim Academy. He was involved in several agricultural associations, including the German Agricultural Council and the German Agricultural Society . He worked as a book author well into old age. The Hohenheim Agricultural University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1922. His oldest brother was the organ builder Johannes Strebel (born in Forchtenberg in 1832).

Major works

  • Handbook of hop growing. A guide to the rational culture of hops . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1887.
  • The grain cultivation. A guide to the culture of the grain, together with pictures and descriptions of the most important types of grain . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1888.
  • The individual arable crops and their culture . In: Handbuch der Gesamt Landwirtschaft, edited by Theodor Freiherr von der Goltz, Verlag der Laupp'schen Buchhandlung Tübingen 1889, Vol. 2. Der Acker- und Pflanzenbau, pp. 425–618.
  • Contributions to the knowledge of the Württemberg agriculture. Edited as a commemorative publication for the 86th annual celebration of the Royal Württemberg Agricultural University of Hohenheim . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1904.
  • The young cattle pastures with special consideration of the cooperative and club pastures in Württemberg . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1908.
  • The war and German agriculture . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1915.
  • The agricultural apprentice, his gradual practical training. For apprentices, teachers and career advisors . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1921.
  • Contemporary operation of agriculture, especially in the peasant economy. For agricultural schools and for use by practical farmers . Publisher E. Ulmer Stuttgart 1922; 2nd edition 1925.


  • Director Dr. hc from Strebel . In: Hohenheimer Nachrichten No. 14, 1926, pp. 124–125.
  • Ernst Klein: Ernst Valentin (from) Strebel . In: The academic teachers of the University of Hohenheim (Agricultural University) 1818–1968. Verlag W. Kohlhammer Stuttgart 1968, p. 125 (with short bibliography).

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Individual evidence

  1. Hohenheim's directors, rectors and presidents ( memento of the original from March 25, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. a b funeral speech of Johanna Strebel geb. Harleß, 1882 near Dittmar / Vaihingen