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Inhalt: Press Releases of the Julius Kühn Institute

JKI Press Releases are usually written in German. If you change to our German website (DE), you will find more current press releases.  Furthermore, all JKI press releases (since 2008) are accessible through the idw scientific information service.

[Translate to Englisch:] Schräge Draufsicht auf Versuchsparzellen mit verschiedenen Weizensorten. Je nach Befall mit Gelbrost-Pilzen unterscheiden sich die angebauten Sorten in ihrer Gelbfärbung.
01. November 2023

Better yield modeling helps to breed better wheat varieties

[Direct link to paper] Nature study with JKI input. Analysis of 220 winter wheat varieties on environmental genotype interactions. With the new approach, the performance of new varieties can be predicted more accurately under different environmental scenarios.

03. May 2022

PI2022-07: JKI study proves: Red Riesling originated from White Riesling – not vice versa.

Berry color locus of the Red Riesling variant located on the chromosome set of the white-berried parent White Heunisch

Geerntete Weizenpflanzen liegen aufgereiht nebeneinander und zeigen von links nach rechts schwächer ausgeprägte Symptome des Weizenverzwergungsvirus. Die Pflanzen ganz rechts sind symptomfrei.
19. April 2022

PI2022-05: First resistances against Wheat dwarf virus discovered

Researchers at the Julius Kühn Institute identify 14 gene loci that are promising for breeding new virus-resistant wheat varieties

21. March 2022

PI2022-04: International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics takes place from 10th-17th of July in the German wine-growing region Palatinate

Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is hosting the XIII International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics in 2022. To register, please visit the official website at https://gbg2022.julius-kuehn.de. Early-bird-rate is available until April 15th, 2022.

18. November 2021

PI2021-31: The mother of the Morello cherry - genome sequence of the ground cherry decoded.

The genomes of both ancestors of the sour cherry have now been published. The JKI played a leading role in the study of the ground cherry genome.

Header zur Tagung SHE2021 mit Logo
03. March 2021

European Symposium for Horticultural Sciences #SHE2021 takes place virtually as a four-in-one event

From March 9th to 11th, researchers from 42 countries meet online at four digital symposia, which are being held parallel, to discuss the latest results on cultivation and production, breeding and beneficial elements as well as plant pests and protection strategies in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and hops.

Schmuckbild Hitze-Trockenstress/Motive symbolizing heat and drought-stress ©icon0.com/www.pexels.com
04. August 2020

Heat and drought watch out. One-of-a-kind network launched in Berlin

Joint press release by the Wheat Initiative and the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

In einer Nahaufnahme der Wurzel sieht man unzählige winzige Wurzelhärchen. Sie helfen der Roggenpflanze auch bei Dürre besser an Wasser heranzukommen.
12. May 2020

With an improved root system to higher drought tolerance in wheat

Launch of project: Research alliance borrows from a close relative to adapt Germany’s most important cereal grain to climate change. Joined press release of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, the Wheat Initiative and the Julius Kuehn Institute

Der Asiatische Laubholzbockkäfer (ALB) ist mit einheimischen Käferarten kaum zu verwechseln. © Thomas Schröder/JKI
23. January 2020

Global trade and the introduction of pests: a threat to our crops

JKI presentation at Green Week in Berlin draws public attention to International Year of Plant Health. Further activities planned. Animated video shows what everyone should bear in mind when ordering plants on the Internet.

Dr. Hans-Joachim Braun (l.) vom CIMMYT, Mexiko und Prof. Dr. Frank Ordon (r.), Präsident des JKI nach erfolgreicher Unterzeichnung der gemeinsamen Absichtserklärung
20. November 2019

A step towards food security: German and Mexican researchers working jointly on the wheat of tomorrow

CIMMYT and JKI signed Declaration of Intent to intensify joint research on wheat