Good Experimental Practice (GEP) Guidelines Confirmation

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops received Confirmation on Good Experimental Practice (GEP) Guidelines Management from the Plant Protection Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia on March 5, 2014. This means that efficiency testing of plant protection products which are to be registered, and developmental and other trials regarding this issue will be conducted according to GEP principles. The Confirmation states the areas in which GEP guidelines will be applied: field and vegetable crops, seed treatment, greenhouses, storages, and laboratory testing in line with efficiency testing. Dr. Radivoje Jevtić and Dr. Goran Malidža were responsible for the implementation of this standard at the Institute, with the contribution from other team members: MSc Mirjana Lalošević, MSc Željko Milovac, BSc Filip Franeta and MSc Miloš Rajković.


LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow (LEGATO project)

FP7-123x100The FP7 European project LEGATO (Legumes for the Agriculture of Tomorrow) will be launched in Dijon, France, on March 4th-5th 2014.

LEGATO is aimed at improving the competitiveness of legumes in European agriculture. Grain legumes represent less than 2% of cultivated arable land in Europe, in contrast to >10% in China and the Americas. Despite this, legumes offer major environmental advantages due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. Thus legumes offer major economies of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, the incumbent energy cost and greenhouse gas production. Used in a cropping rotation, they supply nitrogen fertilizer to the following crop, increase biodiversity, and can reduce pest and disease transmission. Finally they are an important source of protein for food and feed that can increase Europe’s protein autonomy. Animal feed composition is currently dependent on imported soybeans, a commodity showing a steady increase in world market prices. read more…


New EPPN (European Plant Phenotyping Network) International Projects Approved

European Plant Phenotyping Network 7th programme framework

During the following year, researchers from the Biotechnology Department will continue co-operation with colleagues from the Biological Research Center (BRC) and the Cereal Research Institute (CRI) through approved projects funded by the FP7 Program. These two institutions are included in the European network and have robotic platforms for contemporary evaluation of phenotypic traits during growth and development of plants. read more…


Online first

Leading national scientific journal Ratarstvo i povrtarstvo, published by Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, has introduced Online first publication of papers. Peer-reviewed, accepted and copyedited manuscripts are posted at the journal’s web page (www.nsseme.com/journal.html) including doi and date of electronic publication, enabling their distribution for early dissemination of research results. After they are included into an issue and galley proofed for publishing, the papers will be removed from this location. Online first papers may graphically differ from the printed version.


First International Legume Society (LS) Conference

Prva konferencija Međunarodnog društva za mahunarkeFirst International Legume Society (LS) Conference, organized and hosted by Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad was held on 9 – 11 of May, 2013 in Hotel Park in Novi Sad. International Legume Society was officially established and registered on April 1st, 2013, with headquarters in Cordoba, Spain, headed by the president Prof. Dr. Diego Rubiales, one of the most significant world experts in the field of legumes research.

On behalf of the organizers, Dr. Vuk Djordjević welcomed the participants and announced Dr. Diego Rubiales, who pointed out that such a great organization of the conference provides an excellent opportunity for meeting old friends and new generations. The guests were also welcomed by Dr. Jegor Miladinović, Acting Director of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops. read more…


The fifth meeting of the Working Group on Grain Legumes (ECPGR)

Peti sastanak Radne grupe za zrnene mahunarke (ECPGR)ECPGR (The European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources) organized the fifth meeting on GLWG (Grain Legumes Working Group) in cooperation with Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad (Serbia) on 7th and 8th of May in Novi Sad. Total of 24 participants from 22 countries attended the meeting, which is much more than at the previous event held in Portugal in 2007. ECPGR representative from Rome, Mr. Lorenzo Maggioni was also present.

For the first time there were representatives from outside of Europe (Israel), and certain countries (Belarus, Estonia, Cyprus, Turkey and Ukraine) also participated at the meeting for the first time. Apart from them, representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the read more…


TESTA projects

The Contract on participation in realization of projects assignments in the current FP7 project between the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad and University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy was signed on February 22nd 2013, under the title:

Seed health: Development of seed treatment methods, evidence for seed transmission and assessment of seed health”

Project Acronym: TESTA

Start date: 2012-10-01
End date: 2016-01-31
Duration: 40 months
Project Reference: 311875

Project coordinator: THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS, Food and Environment Research
General coordinator: Christine Henry, Fera, UK
For realization of specific tasks are in charge:
Major Partner, WP leader: professor Emilio Stéfani, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy
Subcontractor: Radivoje Jevtić, PhD, coordinator from the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia
Other researchers from the Institute: Maja Ignjatov, MSc, Mirjana Lalošević, MSc, Vesna Župunski, PhD, Slađana Medić-Pap, PhD

More details about project and goals of the research on these websites:


First Legume Society Conference (LSC1)

LSC1“2013: A LEGUME ODYSSEY”
organised by the Legume Society and the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops will be held from May 9 to 11, 2013 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

More information is available on the conference website:
lsc1.nsseme.com

 


Field day 2012

on Tuesday, September 4th 2012, at Rimski Šančevi Experimental Field

  • until 11:00 – arrival and registration
  • 11:00-12:30 – opening ceremony and field tour
  • 12:30-15:00 – entertainment programme

New issue of Ratarstvo i povrtarstvo published

Read articles on seed yield and protein content in sunflower, okra in Thailand, new sweet pepper hybrids in Azerbaijan, growing cabbage as a double crop in Serbia, or cyanogenic glycosides in linseed published in the current issue of scientific journal Ratarstvo i povrtarstvo / Field and Vegetable Crops Research 2012: 49 (1).

This is the first issue electronically edited and published using software E-ur developed by CEON, which has significantly improved editing processes as well as the quality of the published papers.

Instruction to authors regarding electronic manuscript submission and archive of previously published issues can be found on the journals webpage.



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