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Stipendiaten des Trainingskurses „Food Chains in Agriculture“ besuchten das JKI-Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz in Darmstadt (© Simon Feiertag/JKI)
27. June 2019

African scholarship holders interested in biological plant protection at the JKI in Darmstadt

Visit from Africa to Darmstadt: 27 scholarship holders from eleven African countries visited the Institute for Biological Control in Darmstadt on June 19 to learn about alternative methods of crop protection. With great interest, the guests followed the presentations and guided tours on the diverse research topics on biological crop protection. Of…

Dr. Frank Marthe (ZG) auf Dt.-Brasil.-Workshop zu Medizinalpflanzen © Florian Bittner/JKI
29. May 2019

JKI hosts German-Brazilian workshop on medicinal plants in Manaus

After a first promising German-Brazilian workshop on medicinal plants, which the JKI and the University of the State of Amazonas (UEA) hosted in Manaus on May 21, a closer cooperation between the University and the JKI is now being sought. In this region, a hot spot of biodiversity, many important medicinal plants still grow wild and are…

16. May 2019

Franco-German research initiative on low-pesticide agriculture in Europe

Is pesticide-free agriculture possible? German and French researchers are now working together to answer this question: The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) have launched a unique Europe-wide research initiative together. On…

Links: Doris Maurer, Mitte: Bruna Czarnobai, Rechts: Louisa Görg © Jürgen Gross/JKI
08. April 2019

Visiting scientist at JKI Dossenheim receives travel grant and research prize

Bruna Czarnobai de Jorge, Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at the Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture in Dossenheim, was rewarded twice: The researcher from Brazil was declared N-GAGE Champion for her Ph.D. project. She also receives a travel grant to the IUPAC Next Generation Agri-Summit, which takes place in Ghent,…

LaboruntersuchungWeizen ©AfricaStudio/Fotolia.com
08. March 2019

Germany’s Julius Kuehn Institute to host the HeDWIC coordination for the next three years

During the next three years, namely until 2021, the coordination team of the globally active Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC) will be based at the Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) in Germany. HeDWIC for short is a programme associated with the international Wheat Initiative (https://www.wheatinitiative.org/). The JKI has been…

Wort-Bildmarke und Keyvisual des GFFA © BMEL (Referat 626)
08. January 2019

Think aloud! JKI scientists contribute to GFFA Science Slam on 18 January 2019

The science slam held on the Green Week opening day is a novelty at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). Altogether five slam presentations are scheduled, two of them  given by JKI scientists. Ten minutes – that is the time available to Dr. Anna Kicherer (JKI Institute for Grapevine Breeding) and Jobst Gödeke (JKI Institute for…

Workshop Projekt EVA (European Evaluation Network) on wheat and barley, Berlin Nov 2018
10. December 2018

Establishment of a European Evaluation Network (EVA) on wheat and barley – Workshop in Berlin 27-28 November 2018

A Private Public Partnership (PPP) for the evaluation of genetic resources in Europe has made significant steps ahead in a meeting held 27-28 November 2018 at the Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) in Berlin, Germany.The ECPGR Workshop for the establishment of a European Evaluation Network (EVA) on wheat and barley, sponsored by the German Federal…

13. November 2018

EU-horizon 2020 project EcoStack: Kick-off Meeting in Italy

EcoStack is a new 5-year research and innovation project of the European Union to promote sustainability of agricultural systems. The Julius Kühn Institute is one of the 24 project partnerns. More info on EcoStack www.ecostack-h2020.eu EcoStack Press Release: EcoStack (Stacking of ecosystem services: mechanisms and interactions for optimal…

Maispflanzen und ausgewaschene Maiswurzel
16. August 2018

Priority programme of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG “Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions” (SPP 2089) starts

Professor Kornelia Smalla from JKI involved

Dr. Rita Grosch (Chair of the COST-Action, Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Großbeeren, Germany) and Dr. Adam Schikora (Leader WP 1, Julius Kühn Institute, Braunschweig, GermanyI)
07. May 2018

3rd International Workshop on Interactions between crop plants and human pathogens

59 experts from 21 countries worldwide joined the Berlin-workshop held March 12 and 13, and presented the current state of art on this topical subject. Chairs of two out of four sessions has been experts from the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI): Prof. Dr. Kornelia Smalla (Session: Mobile elements: antibiotics resistance, epigenetics, phages, mechanisms…