The Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), the Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants, is a federal research facility and an independent higher federal authority based in Quedlinburg (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany). The institute, named in honor of the agricultural scientist and reformer of agricultural studies Julius Kühn (1825-1910), emerged in 2008 from a merger of the former Federal Biological Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, the Federal Research Center for Breeding Research on Cultivated Plants and two institutes of the Federal Research Center for Agriculture ,
The JKI is responsible for the protection of cultivated plants as a whole. This responsibility covers the areas of plant genetics, plant cultivation, plant nutrition and soil science as well plant protection and plant health. There are several branches in Berlin, Bernkastel-Kues, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Dossenheim, Dresden-Pillnitz, Elsdorf, Groß Lüsewitz, Kleinmachnow, Münster and Siebeldingen. The Institute for Vine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen (Pfalz) is for the new breed of varieties With resistance responsible for pests and other stress factors. Here is the international grape variety database VIVC groomed.