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JKI - Julius Kühn-Institut (formerly BBA)

JKI - Julius Kühn-Institut (formerly BBA)

JKI - Julius Kühn-Institut
Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
Messeweg 11/12 - D - 38104 Braunschweig - Germany
email detlef.stieg@jki.bund.de
tel. +49 53 12993651 fax +49 5312993012
Head of the JKI - Institute for Application Techniques in Plant Protection:
Director and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Ganzelmeier

The Julius Kühn-Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI) is an autonomous superior federal authority under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). The Institute for Application Techniques in Plant Protection of the JKI is responsible for all kinds of questions concerning plant protection equipment.

An equal and precise distribution of plant protection products needs proper and exact working plant protection equipment. To ensure that this equipment meets a high technical level, the Institute for Application Techniques in Plant Protection of the JKI is enforcing tests for plant protection equipment on the basic of the Plant Protection Act since many years. With an extensive offer of tests for plant protection equipment and different scientific works, the JKI is holding one of the leading positions in this activities in Europe.

The Institute for Application Techniques in Plant Protection`s range of activities for plant protection equipment includes:

  • Obligatory testing of plant protection equipment:
    • Enforcement of the "Procedure of Declaration" and maintenance of the "List of declared plant protection equipment".
  • Voluntary testing of plant protection equipment:
    • Tests performed by technical examinations on modern and efficient test facilities as well as in field use to examine the practical performance of plant protection equipment.
    • Maintenance of the "Register of approved plant protection equipment".
    • Inspection of plant protection equipment already in use.
  • Investigations and research of drift minimising.
  • Tests according to ENTAM Technical Instructions.
  • Elaboration and adaptation of technical requirements to present the state of the art.
  • Investigation and research regarding the above mentioned topics.
  • Cooperation and assistance in European and international working groups for the standardisation of plant protection equipment.
  • Advisory service for the German government in questions of plant protection.