Julius Kühn-Institut

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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
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Headquarters building in Quedlinburg
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HeadquartersQuedlinburg, Germany
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Parent agencyFederal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Julius Kühn-Institut – Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen (JKI) is the German Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants. It is a federal research institute and a higher federal authority divided into 15 specialized institutes. The JKI was named after the German agricultural scientist Julius Kühn (1825–1910).

It was formed in January 2008 when three research centres in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture merged:

  • Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA),
  • Federal Institute for Plant Breeding Research on crops (BAZ) and
  • Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL) (two institutes)

It has its main office at Quedlinburg and centres at Berlin, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Dossenheim, Dresden-Pillnitz, Elsdorf, Groß Lüsewitz, Kleinmachnow, Münster and Siebeldingen.

JKI Institutes[edit]

Institute for

  • Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics (Quedlinburg and Braunschweig)
  • Ecological Chemistry, Plant Analysis and Stored Product Protection (Quedlinburg, Berlin and Kleinmachnow)
  • Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance (Quedlinburg)
  • Biosafety in Plant Biotechnology (Quedlinburg)
  • Breeding Research on Horticultural and Fruit Crops (Quedlinburg and Dresden)
  • Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops (Quedlinburg)
  • Application Techniques in Plant Protection (Braunschweig)
  • Crop and Soil Science (Braunschweig)
  • National and International Plant Health (Braunschweig)
  • Plant Protection in Field Crops and Grassland (Braunschweig)
  • Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests (Braunschweig and Münster)
  • Strategies and Technology Assessment (Berlin and Kleinmachnow)
  • Biological Control (Darmstadt)
  • Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture (Dossenheim, Siebeldingen, Bernkastel-Kues)
  • Grapevine Breeding (Siebeldingen)
  • Experimental station for potato breeding (Groß Lüsewitz)

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