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Program Interreg IPA of cross-border collaboration between Croatia – Serbia 2014-2020

This project is funded by the EUROPEAN UNION

Program Interreg IPA of cross-border collaboration between Croatia – Serbia 2014-2020 is the new collaboration program intended for implementation during fiscal years 2014-2020.

The general aim of Interreg IPA Croatia – Serbia 2014-2020 collaboration program is to support social, economic, and territorial development of the cross-border region through implementation of joint project and activities. read more…

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops at the International Fair “Silk Road 2017”

Representatives of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Dr. Sanja Vasiljević, Assistant Director for Science, Ivan Dobrenov and Predrag Matić visited Xi’an (China) in period 02-06 June 2017, for the purposes of the third International Fair “Silk Road 2017”, where Serbia was special guest and partner country.

The fair was opened on Saturday 03 June 2017 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia – Rasim Ljajić, and Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China – Wang Yang.

Considering that cities Kragujevac and Xi’an are sister cities, the opening and the setting of the exhibition pavilion was attended also by the Mayor of Kragujevac, Radomir Nikolić and his associates, as well as a number of private entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture, processing of agricultural products, as well as renewable energy sources from the surroundings of Kragujevac. read more…

International Workshop on Herbicide Tolerant Varieties

International Workshop of Working Group Herbicide Tolerant Varieties of the European Weed Research Society was held at the Maize Department of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad in period 29-31 May 2017.

The Workshop was attended by researchers and representatives of numerous companies from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, Denmark, Spain, Hungary and Serbia.

The event was officially opened by Dr. Dragana Miladinović, principal research fellow, coordinator for science and mentoring, and Head of the Laboratory for Biotechnology. She welcomed all the participants and wished them a successful work, business activities and beautiful memories related to the Institute and Novi Sad. read more…

Consortium “Silk Road Economic Belt” Founded in Yangling, China

ucesnici-02Tripartite delegation from the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad, consisting of Director of the Institute Prof. Dr. Jan Turan, Assistant Director for Science Dr. Sanja Vasiljević, and Head of Forage Crops Department Dr. Đura Karagić, was invited by Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Office Yi Jin from the Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China to take part at the Convention of the Alliance “Silkroad Agricultural Education and Research Innovation Alliance” read more…

Successful end of cross-border co-operation project „PEASEMAKERS“


Final conference of „PEASEMAKERS” Project (IPA cross-border cooperation programme Serbia-Hungary 2015-2016) was held on 16 June 2016 in Novi Sad with the slogan „Good neighbours creating common future“. The full title of the financed Project is “An interdisciplinary research on the past and present of legumes for a higher and sustainable protein production to the benefit of both Pannonian and European farmers in the future”, and Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, as the Project partner, has achieved a successful cooperation with the lead beneficiary – Biological Research Centre in Szeged. read more…

Scientific and professional event “Sustainable soil use”

Međunarodna godina zemljištaRegarding the International Year of Soils 2015, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops held scientific and professional event “Sustainable soil use” at Rimski Šančevi on 10 September 2015.

The event gathered representatives of all institutions involved in research, management and use of soil resources in the Republic of Serbia, as well as international organisations. The Republic of Serbia gave official support to the initiative of the UN to declare 2015 the International Year of Soils, and to mark it by numerous events worldwide in order to raise awareness about profound importance of soil for our planet, its multiple roles, and current challenges for its sustainable use. read more…


1Basic information about the trial

Continual stationary trial on four fields was set up back in 1965/66 on trial fields of the Institute for Agricultural Research in Novi Sad, which is today’s Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Rimski Šančevi. It is called a stationary trial, as well as a physiological trial, due to its long duration. It was set up by our recognized plant physiologist Prof. Dr. Miloje Sarić and Dr. Branislav Jocić, who gave enormous contribution to the development and promotion of agricultural science in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia.

The trial was set up in crop rotation with four plant species (4 fields), the most typical for field crop production of Vojvodina: sugar beet, maize, sunflower and wheat. Alfalfa was previously grown for three years on the same plot. read more…

Successful audit in Laboratory for soil and agroecology

Sertifikat o akreditaciji (2014-2018)Laboratory for soil and agroecology was successfully audited on 16 July 2015 by the Accreditation body of Serbia (ATS) according to the standard SRPS/IEC 17025:2006. ATS was assured of the Laboratory quality system through documentation inspection and monitoring testing methods from the accreditation scope, relating to testing samples of soils, pesticides and fertilizers.

Laboratory’s accreditation scope includes testing soils, groundwater and surface water and aqueous soil extracts, pesticides, plant material, fertilizers and tobacco.

Successful audit confirms that the Laboratory for soil and Agroecology meets the prescribed requirements for accreditation, and is competent to perform tests from its accreditation scope, which contributes to the reliability and objectivity of results. Laboratory was first accredited in 2001.

Institute receives certificate of merit by the scholarship Fund at the University of Novi Sad

Dodela nagrada FondaWithin the ceremony of celebrating University of Novi Sad Day on 29 June 2015, Fund for scholarships and encouraging advancement of gifted students and young scientists and artists at the University of Novi Sad acknowledged its donors and receivers of scholarship by awarding them certificates of merit. The Fund for scholarships at the University of Novi Sad was founded in 1992, and has awarded total of 992 scholarships so far. In the academic year of 2014-2015 there were 58 recipients of the Fund scholarship.

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops became a member of the Fund when it was founded. Apart from all the faculties within the University of Novi Sad, Institute has provided financial aids for the benefit of students through the Fund for the previous two academic years. The certificate of merit was received by Dr. Ana Marjanović Jeromela on behalf of the Institute.

Sixth successful reaccreditation of the Laboratory for seed testing

lis_fotoLaboratory for seed testing was reaccredited on audit from 28 and 29 May 2015 according to International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) quality standards. ISTA is an independent and objective international organization that aims at developing and publishing standard procedures for seed testing. There are 207 member laboratories in 76 countries, and only half of those laboratories are ISTA accredited.

Laboratory became member of ISTA when Institute was established in 1938. It is reaccredited every three years since 2000, making this reaccreditation sixth in a row. It confirms that the Laboratory is competent for certain tests at the international level and assures our customers that our tests and services are accurate, reliable and objective.

Laboratory for seed testing performs the following seed quality analyses: seed purity, germination, moisture content, seed health, GM testing, identification of cultivars and hybrids of various plant species.

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