List of "Seed treatment establishments with quality assurance systems for dust reduction": apply for inclusion of a seed dressing site Substantial Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

You may only treat seed with certain crop protection products if your dressing plant produces seed that releases as little dust as possible. As a seed dressing plant operator, you are obliged to have your process technology, procedures and documentation checked.

The JKI publishes a list of professional seed treatment facilities (seed dressing plants) on its website. Their quality assurance measures for dust reduction are audited.
Your seed dressing facility must be included in the JKI list. Otherwise you are not allowed to use certain plant protection products approved by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL).
Employees of the JKI inspect your seed treatment facility in an on-site visit. The basis for the inspection are checklists for the respective crop types.
The entry in the list is valid for 3 years. After 9 to 15 months as well as 21 to 27 months after registration in the list there is an intermediate inspection of your seed treatment facility. Registration can be extended by three years on informal application. The prerequisite for this is a successful re-examination in the period of 6 months before the expiry of the validity of the registration.
The aim of the examination is environmental protection and nature conservation. If as little dust with pesticide abrasion as possible is released during seed dressing, storage, transport and sowing, this protects nature.

As a rule, submit these documents:

  • Individual process description for each seed treatment facility with process within the facility. Please also name the responsible persons for sub-processes and submit a flow chart.
  • If cleaning seed independently: Describe the process of previous seed treatment.

If you are already certified by JKI-recognized quality assurance systems for dust mitigation:

  • Copy of certificate
  • You do not need to submit any further documents to the JKI.

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Confidence level: substantial

Related Links

  • Formular zur Eintragung in die Liste der "Saatgutbehandlungseinrichtungen mit Qualitätssicherungssystemen zur Staubminderung" auf der Internetseite des Julius Kühn-Instituts


You do not have to meet any prerequisites.

Related Links

  • § 36 Pflanzenschutzgesetz (PflSchG)
  • § 29 Absatz 1 Satz 2 Pflanzenschutzgesetz (PflSchG)
  • § 57 Absatz 3 Pflanzenschutzgesetz (PflSchG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zu Saatgutbehandlungseinrichtungen und Checklisten für Kulturarten auf der Internetseite des Julius Kühn-Instituts
  • Richtlinie 5-1.1 für die Prüfung von Pflanzenschutzgeräten (Verfahren und Anforderungen an Saatgutbehandlungseinrichtungen zur Eintragung in die Liste der Saatgutbehandlungseinrichtungen mit Qualitätssicherungssystemen zur Staubminderung) als Download

You can submit the application for inclusion in the list of "Seed treatment facilities with quality assurance systems for dust reduction" by e-mail or by post. You can submit the application for one or more crops together. The choices are vegetables, cereals, canola, corn and beets.

  • by e-mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Fill it out and send it with the necessary documents as an attachment by e-mail.
  • by mail:
    • Download the application form from the website of the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI).
    • Send the signed form with company stamp and the required documents by post to the Julius Kühn-Institut.
  • The JKI will confirm receipt of your application, check it and contact you if it needs further documents - for example
    • a schematic diagram and photos of your dressing plant,
    • your procedure in case of faulty dressing or
    • a checklist for the self-audit.
  • In the next step, the JKI will arrange an appointment for an on-site inspection with you by telephone, e-mail or post.
  • JKI staff will inspect your dressing site during an active seed treatment phase. If you have submitted an application for several crops, the inspection will be carried out on the basis of one seed treatment for one crop type.
  • After a positive examination, the JKI will send you a notification of the successful examination. In addition, the JKI publishes the name and location of your seed dressing site with the respective crop type on its website.
  • You pay the amount due for the examination.

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