JKI at international horticultural fair IPM Essen
Location: Essen Fair, Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen, exhibition stand in Galeria GA-19
in Essen, Germany, from 22 to 25 January 2019
The IPM fair is for the Julius Kühn Institute an "annual must" to showcase selected areas of its research. As Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants we focus on integrated plant protection and biological pest control in horticulture; breeding research in vegetables and ornamentals or breeding new fruit varieties are featured in Essen as well. You will find our scientists on the fair grounds in the Galeria (GA-19) at the booth of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. In 2019 our apple breeder presents new varieties. At the JKI we combine traditional breeding with advanced technologies to fasten the development of better fruit cultivars with excellent taste, resistance against pathogens and robustness to changing climatic conditions. Our fruit novelties show best characters for both trees and fruit, designed for producers and consumers demand. Our broad collections of genetic resources contain different fruit crops of unique diversity. These collections provide a genetic resource for our breeding and research programs. Using advanced strategies, we search for suitable crossing parents able to pass on desired characters to their progeny. We identify and isolate genes of interest. We use our knowledge of genes and molecular mechanisms that control traits to find best parental combinations for a perfect design.