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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Head
Dr. Bernhard C. Schäfer

Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Office
Ms Simone Wittke
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7501
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502
E-mail: ag@  julius-kuehn.  de

Address
Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48-385

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Dr. Magdalene Pietsch

Dr. Magdalene  Pietsch
contact
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7520
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502

address
Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Development and evaluation of regulations and standards ensuring health and quality of plants for planting (Regulated non-quarantine pests in plant health and marketing legislation of the EU in respect of fruit and ornamental plants, certification schemes for fruit species)
  • Development and evaluation of phytosanitary regulations in respect of plant passport and registration including duties of operators and support to their harmonised application in Germany
  • Training of plant health inspectors in respect of inspections at import, export and internal movement
  • Analysis and investigation of phytosanitary risks of biowaste, sewage sludge, renewable raw materials, other organic fertilisers and municiple waste water for agricultural use and irrigation.

Participation/Memberships:

  • Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed section Propagating Material of Ornamental Plants of the European Commission and subordinated expert working groups
  • Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed section Propagating Material and Plants of Fruit Genera and Species of the European Commission and subordinated expert working groups
  • National Working Committee on mother plantings and certification of fruit plants of the JKI
  • Member of the expert committee of the Association for quality assurance of agricultural waste utilisation responsible for phytosanitary safety (QLA)
  • Member of the Ad-hoc Panel on Phytosanitary Risks of Organic Waste of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)
  • Member of the German Phytomedical Society (DPG)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut