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05. February 2024

Togolese Humboldt Fellow chose JKI for his Research on RNAi-Pest Control

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors the research project of Dr. Ayaovi Agbessenou. The plant protector and entomologist wants to find components for an eco-friendly RNAi-Spray to control American Tomato Pinworm. We wanted to know what drives him.

Blick nach oben: Mehrere Grüne Fahnen vor blauem Himmel. Auf den Fahnen ist in gelb das Logo der grünen Woche zu sehen.
11. January 2024

JKI at the Green Week 2024

From January 19-28, the JKI will present its research on "Healthy Soil" and "(Wild) Bee Protection" in hall 23a organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

The picture shows a man in his mid-forties, wearing a checked shirt. He looks likeable. He is standing in a greenhouse, in front of him a table with small grain plants. He is holding a plant in his hand and turns sideways to smile at the camera.
19. December 2023

Junior Professor and Humboldt Fellow from Melbourne chose JKI for his Research

Australian breeding researcher stays at the Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance until the end of year.

Im Bild zu sehen: Hanfpflanzen mit charakteristisch, gezackt, fedrigen Blättern vor dramatisch, dunklem Himmel. Blick geht leicht nach oben.
05. December 2023

JKI and Uruguay intensify their cooperation in fibre hemp

Both sides met from 22 to 24 November to prepare a joint project.

23. November 2023

AHEAD program meets in-person for the first time

[Direct link to press release] The Alliance for Wheat Adaption to Heat and Drought (AHEAD) discussed the effects of climate change on wheat production in Morocco. The Global Office of AHEAD is based at the JKI.

22. November 2023

How plants cope with stress: New signal-pathway in Nature Communications described

[Direct link to paper] Researchers from JKI and Technical University Brunswick discover that GAS2-gene encodes for an enzyme involved in the abscisic acid (ABA) catabolism.

22. November 2023

Henrik Hartmann is once again one of the world's most cited researchers in 2023

This year, the forest scientist receives the award as head of the JKI Institute for Forest Protection.

06. September 2023

JKI cooperates more closely with Brazilian partners in bioeconomy

JKI research in agroforestry systems and soil microbiomes attracts great interest at the Green Rio bioeconomy trade fair.

Portrait of the scientist taken in the greenhouse
01. June 2023

Benjamin Stich is the new head of institute

On 1 June, he took over as head of the JKI Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops.

26. May 2023

Journal of Cultivated Plants: new issue "Spray drift and exposition"

This issue is about the data on which the risk assessment for plant protection products is based. Are the methods used to collect the data really close to reality? Who is doing it in the first place?