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Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

Head
Prof. Dr. Jens Karl Wegener

Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Office
Jana Bartels
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 6701
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 6702
E-mail: at@  julius-kuehn.  de

Institute booklet

Seed treatment facilities and seed drills

In spring 2008, bee colony losses caused by plant protection products occurred in the Upper Rhine Plain after maize seeding. Ever since the protection of bees and wild pollinators has been improved regarding authorization and use of seed treatment products. Hence it is obligatory for seed treatment facilities to have quality systems for dust reduction installed. Furthermore the sowing of maize has to take place with drift reducing equipment.