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Main research directions

  • 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.

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Contact details

Contact details

Poland, 60-318 POZNAŃ, ul. Władysława Węgorka 20

phone no: +48 61 864 9000, fax: +48 61 867 63 01

e-mail: sekretariat@iorpib.poznan.pl

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