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