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Barbara Čeh

Title, name and surname
Dr. Barbara Čeh
Full title
Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, agronomist
Department (abbreviation)
Researcher in the field of field crop production
03 71 21 612
Field of work:

Technology of field crop production

Work experience:

2006 – Today: Researcher at the Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing; Head of the field Plant Nutrition and Physiology; Editor-in-Chief and Peer Reviewer of the periodical scientific publication Hop Bulletin and proceedings of symposium New challenges in agronomy since 2010; Editor-in-Chief of the professional/popular journal Hmeljar; member of the Editorial Board of Journal of environmental and agricultural sciences, LIFE BioTHOP

2006 – 2008: Additional employment as Assistant Professor for Field Crop Production at University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, leading exercises for students

2003 – 2005: Researcher at Department for Agronomy and Sustainable Agriculture (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty) – management systems in field crops production, agro-technology, fertilization, nitrogen, impact of agriculture

1997 – 2003: Assistant in the field of Field Crop Production at University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, performing exercises for agronomy students

1997 – 2003: PhD student, scholarship for young researchers, research work at Department for Agronomy and Sustainable Agriculture (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty)

1991 – 1996: University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, undergraduate study in agronomy

1987 – 1991: Gymnasium Celje – Center

1979 – 1987: Primary school at Petrovče

Short biography

Barbara Čeh, PhD, did her graduation thesis in the field of agronomy at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University in Ljubljana (BF), Agronomy Department in 1996 and became a doctor of science in 2003 at the same faculty. During postgraduate studies and since then she has been working in research and development in the field of field crop production; first at the BF, then at the Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing (IHPS). Today, she is the head of the field nutrition and plant physiology at IHPS. From 1997 to 2008, she was involved in pedagogic work; first as an assistant and then as an assistant professor at BF, in the field of field crop production. Since 2011, she has been the representative from Slovenia in the Fertilizers Europe working group in Brussels. Her main research interests are: nitrogen, plant nutrition, fertilization, agrotechnology, field crops production, hop, oil crops and circular economy.

She was/is the leader – responsible for complete project managing of the target research projects:

  • V4-0383 Production of oil crops and manufacturing biodiesel and biolubricants for the needs of the Slovenian market,
  • V4-0483 Strategy of adapting to climate change in hop and maize production on light texture soil,
  • V4-1138 Introduction of alternative crops with a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in crop rotation, functional use of seeds, oil and secondary products in Slovenia,
  • V4-1611 Cultivation of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Slovenia.

She is the project manager of the EU project LIFE BioTHOP – BioTwine HOP waste transformation into novel product assortments for Packaging and Horticulture Sector, with a partnership of 7 partners from 5 EU states (2019-2022).

She has made presentations to Slovene and foreign stakeholders at various meetings, conferences, symposiums etc. in the field of field crop production. She was also an evaluator of research proposals H2020 in Brussels in February 2016. She has a license for verifying and certifying National Vocational Qualification Agriculturists and National Vocational Qualification Hop Growers.

Pedagogical positions

1998 – 2000: assistant for agronomy (Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana BF)

2001 – 2004: assistant for field crops production (BF)

2005 – 2010: assistant professor (BF)


2001 – Today: member of the executive board of the Slovenian Society of Agronomy

2010 – Today: member of the program committee for biennial symposium New Challenges in Agronomy

2001 – 2008:  member of the international group IOSDV

2005 – 2005: member of the international group in the field of fertilization, plant nutrition and environment (KT MOEL)

2008 – Today: member of the International Fertilizer Society

2006 – Today: member of the program group P4-0121 Biochemical and bio-physico-chemical characterization of natural substances

2011 – Today: member of the working group at the Fertilizers Europe in Brussels

Izbrana dela (max 5)

ČEH, Barbara. Impact of slurry on the hop (Humulus lupulus L.) yield, its quality and N-min content of the soil. Plant, soil and environment, ISSN 1214-1178, 2014, vol. 60, no. 6, str. 267-273.

VIDMAR, Mateja, ABRAM, Veronika, ČEH, Barbara, DEMŠAR, Lea, POKLAR ULRIH, Nataša. White hop shoot production in Slovenia : total phenolics, microelements and pesticides content from five commercial cultivars. Food technology and biotechnology : journal of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology University of Zagreb. 2019, vol. 57, no. 4, str. 525-534. ISSN 1330-9862. DOI: 10.17113/ftb.

ABRAMOVIČ, Helena, ABRAM, Veronika, ČUK, Anja, ČEH, Barbara, SMOLE MOŽINA, Sonja, VIDMAR, Mateja, PAVLOVIČ, Martin, POKLAR ULRIH, Nataša. Antioxidative and antibacterial properties of organically grown thyme (Thymus sp.) and basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Turkish journal of agriculture and forestry. [Tiskana izdaja]. 2018, vol. 42, iss. 3, str. 185-194. ISSN 1300-011X. DOI: 10.3906/tar-1711-82.

ABRAM, Veronika, ČEH, Barbara, VIDMAR, Mateja, HERCEZI, Mario, LAZIĆ, Neda, BUCIK, Valentina, SMOLE MOŽINA, Sonja, KOŠIR, Iztok Jože, KAČ, Milica, DEMŠAR, Lea, POKLAR ULRIH, Nataša. A comparison of antioxidant and antimicrobial activity between hop leaves and hop cones. Industrial crops and products. 2015, vol. 64, str. 124-134, ilustr. ISSN 0926-6690. DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.11.008.

GLIVAR, Taja, ERŽEN, Jan Jurij, KREFT, Samo, ZAGOŽEN, Marjeta, ČERENAK, Andreja, ČEH, Barbara, TAVČAR BENKOVIĆ, Eva. Cannabinoid content in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) varieties grown in Slovenia. Industrial crops and products. 2020, vol. 145, str. 1-9, tabele. ISSN 0926-6690., DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.112082.

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