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The Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is a federal research institution and an independent higher federal authority based in Quedlinburg (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany). The institute, named in honour of the agricultural scientist and reformer of agricultural science Julius Kühn (1825-1910), emerged in 2008 from a merger of the former Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, the Federal Institute for Breeding Research on Cultivated Plants and two institutes of the Federal Research Centre for Agriculture. The JKI is responsible for all aspects of crop protection.

Julius Kühn-Institut - Gebäude und Rebgarten

This responsibility covers the areas of plant genetics, plant cultivation, plant nutrition and soil science as well as plant protection and plant health. There are branch offices in Berlin, Bernkastel-Kues, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Dossenheim, Dresden-Pillnitz, Elsdorf, Groß Lüsewitz, Kleinmachnow, Münster and Siebeldingen. The Geilweilerhof Institute for Grapevine Breeding in Siebeldingen (Palatinate) is responsible for breeding new grape varieties that are resistant to pests and other stress factors. The VIVC grape variety database is maintained here. See also under viticultural institutions.

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