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

Dr. Bernhard C. Schäfer

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

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

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

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Dr. Peter Baufeld

Dr. Peter  Baufeld
Tel: +49 (0)33203 48 276/252
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48 385

Julius Kühn-Institut
Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Advisory services to the National Plant Protection Service and the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMEL) on quarantine insect pests and new non-endemic insect pests
  • Collaboration in the preparation of Pest risk assessment (PRA) of new non-native insect pests
  • Collaboration in the preparation of plant health regulations and their implementation in Germany (e.g. Popillia japonica)
  • Collaboration in the preparation of national surveys for quarantine insects
  • Reference functions within the National Reference Laboratory related to the diagnostics of entomological quarantine pests and new non-endemic insect pests
  • Research on quarantine insects and new non-endemic insect pests (e. g. Spodoptera frugiperda and Tephritidae)


  • Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie e.V. (DGaaE)
  • Member of the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V. (DPG)
  • Member of the EPPO Panel on Diagnostics in Entomology (EPPO)
  • Collaboration in expert working groups on pest risk assessment (PRA) for new non-endemic insect pests (e.g. Tetranychus evansi, Saperda candida, Drosophila suzukii, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, Lycorma delicatula, Aleurotrachelus trachoides, Bactrocera latifrons, Ceratothripoides brunneus, Ceratothripoides claratris, Prodiplosis longifila) (EPPO)
  • Member of IPPC expert working groups (e. g. ISPM 37 Annexes on Tephritidae) (IPPC)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut