Prof. dr János Berényi receives award

President of the Hugarian Academy of Sciences awards diploma to Professor János Berényi

Professor János Berényi, a principal research fellow and head of Alternative Crops Department of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, was awarded a János Arany certificate by the Hungarian Science Abroad Branch of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for extraordinary scientific production of cross-border Hungarian researchers. The ceremony was held at the Annual Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest on 5 May 2014.


Institute participates at the 6th Science Festival

Institute participates at the 6th Science FestivalInstitute of Field and Vegetable Crops participated at the 6th Science Festival held on 10 and 11 May 2014 at the central campus of the University of Novi Sad with five workshops:

„Agricultural geographyˮ taught participants about less known crops and where they came from

„Mighty moleculeˮ showed DNA structure and dynamics of replication, transcription and translation of this molecule enabling participants to extract DNA from beans and peas on their own

„Complete the puzzle and guess the cropˮ taught participants about most important crops of Serbia, their traits, life cycle and growing principles

„The load of the seedˮ showed development from seed, seedlings, and young plants to final products

„Unusual pets“ displayed the invertebrates as pets – stick insects, cockroaches, scorpions and spiders showing schoolchildren how surprisingly harmless they are.


Award “Best of Serbia”

dr Vladimir Miklič i dr Siniša JocićDuring the ceremony organized by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications and daily economic newspaper “Economic Review” awards were given to the most successful brands on the Serbian market at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade on April 9, 2014, as part of the tenth anniversary of “Best of Serbia”.

The „Best of Serbia“ was awarded to 23 of total 175 brands that competed in the campaign for 2013 in 25 categories. Also, two special awards were given for the best merchandise and corporate brand over the past decade.Based on voting results of consumers and experts, market and financial parameters and the expert jury, our Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops won the first place with the sunflower hybrid Sumo 1 PR in the category of “Productive Assets and Business Services”. The jury that decided on the winners in this year’s selection of “Best of Serbia 2013″ consisted of the following members: Željko Serić, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, Rasim Ljajić and Igor Mirović, ministers of trade and economy, Stanislava Pak, Advisor of the President of Serbia for media, Stipe Lovreta and Saša Veljković, professors of Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, Vera Vida, president of the Consumer Centre of Serbia, and others. Over 4,000 consumers voted via Internet for their favourite brands, which is 33% more than last year, while 165 representatives of business and professional community voted through surveys. read more…


Continuing Assessment of the Quality and Environmental Management System

9001Continuing assessment of the quality and environmental management system was held at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops by the BSI (British Standards Institution), reputable certification body, from April 2 to April 4, 2014.

According to the assessment plan, compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 was confirmed in assessed organizational units and processes.

Recertification audit is planned for 2015, when transition to the new version of ISO: 9001:2015 will start, which is currently being prepared.

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops has held certificates for ISO 9001 / Quality Management System and ISO 14001 / Environmental Management System by the prestigious certification body BSI (British Standards Institution) for the previous 13 years, continuously.  read more…


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…



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