Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Prof. Dr. Jens Karl Wegener
38104 Braunschweig, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 6701
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 6702
The Institute for Application Techniques in Plant Protection offers different kinds of voluntary testing on a varying scale. Successfully tested plant protection equipment is registered in the descriptive list. This equipment complies with the compulsory guidelines of Article 16 of the German plant protection act. Furthermore the institute is testing seed drills as well as seed coating facilities. The national inspection of plant protection equipment in use is coordinated by the Institute as well.
The statutory mandate of the JKI is the registration of successfully tested plant protection equipment according to § 52 (2) German plant protection act in the descriptive list. The descriptive list consists of 6 sections with different testing methods:
Lists of seed coating facilities and seed drills
Another statutory mandate of the JKI is the listing of successfully tested seed coating facilities and seed drills. The Institute maintains
National Inspection of Plant Protection Equipment in Use
The Institute is in charge of the coordination of the national inspection of plant protection equipment in use. Together with the experts of the federal states, uniform regulations and standards are determined. The inspections are conducted by the federal states in officially approved inspection workshops.