Identification of new species and strains of beneficial organisms that could be used as agents of biological control of organisms harmful to crops; Studying their biological properties, environmental conditions and methods of effective application in the protection of conventional and organic crops.
Improvement of methods and evaluation of the effectiveness of biological protection of plants in field crops – studies on the impact of agrotechnical treatments, neighbouring crops, ecological refuges, etc. on the occurrence of pests and beneficial organisms.
Evaluation of the effectiveness and improvement of methods of application of commercial biological agents containing microorganisms, nematodes, insectivores, various forms of biostimulants, etc.
Evaluation of usefulness and environmental safety of macroorganisms used as agents of biological pest control according to current EPPO / IOBC protocols.
Diagnostics and development of strategies for the control of pests in indoor crops;
Investigating the ability of beneficial microorganisms and natural substances to induce natural resistance of crop plants.
Studying biodiversity and its impact on the stability of agricultural environment in organic and conventional production systems.
Improvement of the agroecological aspects of plant production – rational selection of fertilisation and plant protection methods for the purpose of creating the foundations for the use of natural production methods in organic farming systems.
Studying the identification of sources of environmental threats and implementation of methods for restoring areas affected by industry for agricultural use.
Studying the physical and chemical properties and structure of soils and their impact on sorption properties of soil complex as an important element of environmental management.
Detection and identification of the quarantine nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and development of prevention and intervention strategies to reduce the spread and harmfulness of this pest in Europe.