15th International Rapeseed Congress | Berlin

Field Trip North


20.06.2019


07:30
Start Field Trip North (at the bcc)
11:30
Visit Wariner Pflanzenbau e.G. in Warin
13:00
Bus trip to Wismar
13:30
Ferry trip to Poel Island, Lunch aboard
15:00 Visit NPZ Breeding Station in Malchow/Poel
18:15 Check-in Hotel
19:30 Dinner at NPZ in Malchow/Poel
21:00 Return to the Hotel

21.06.2019


08:00
Check-out Hotel
09:30
Visit NPZ Innovation GmbH in Groß-Luesewitz
  Visit JKI Institute in Groß-Luesewitz
12:00 Lunch at JKI Institute
13:00 Bus trip to Berlin
Afternoon/
Evening
Departure of participants from Berlin Airports
 
Fee (19 % VAT inclusive): EUR 190.00

This field trip takes participants to the German Baltic Sea coast. Along with field visits to Wariner Pflanzenbau e.G. in Warin and the two NPZ facilities in Malchow/Poel and Groß-Luesewitz (all in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), a trip to the Julius Kühn Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops is also scheduled.

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Source: NPZ Lembke

NPZ has a 120-year tradition of breeding a wide range of crops. Today the NPZ successfully breeds rape, turnip, red clover, grass species, winter wheat, oats and potatoes; the local breeding unit has specialized in the cultivated species winter rape, summer rape, field beans, grain peas and forage plants. In addition to classical crossbreeding of selected parent components, modern plant breeding also draws on biotechnology. At the Groß Lüsewitz site alone, the NPZ has approx. 500 m² of greenhouse capacity for cultivation of plant material as well as a 65-hectare experimental area for breeding gardens and performance tests.

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Source: Gerlinde Nachtigall/JKI

The Julius Kühn Institute (Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants) focuses on research into the genetic diversity of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Topics addressed during this visit will include scope to harness this genetic potential in developing sustainable agriculture and ways to preserve this potential for the future.