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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. Stephan König

Dr. Stephan  König
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7560
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Head of the national reference laboratory for quarantine nematodes.
  • Development and management of projects to control quarantine plant pest organisms on potatoes with a focus on preventing the spread of potato cyst nematodes and potato wart disease via residual soil from potato and sugar beet processing.
  • Elaboration of methods for detection and identification of plant quarantine pests.
  • Participation in committees of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) in the areas of diagnosis and quality management as well as phytosanitary measures to protect potatoes.
  • Participation in expert working groups of the Federal States in the areas of nematology and quality management.
  • Population biological studies to resolve the dispersal pathways of plant pest organisms.



Memberships and Co-operations:

  • Member of the German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r.S. (DPG)
  • Member of the DPG study group “Nematology”
  • Member of the German Ecological Society (GfÖ)
  • Member of the Panels on Diagnostics and Quality Assurance of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
  • Member of the panel on phytosanitary measures on potato (EPPO)

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut