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Syngenta visit to the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops

Poseta delegacije kompanije Syngenta Institutu za ratarstvo i povrtarstvo

On June 26, Syngenta’s sunflower breeding team from every breeding centre of the company in the world visited the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad. Assistant Director for Science, Dr. Dragana Miladinović, greeted guests, while Dr. Vladimir Miklič introduced them to organisation, program and offer of our Institute, and presented in detail our breeding program and Oil Crops Department.

Presentation was followed by discussion and sharing experience on breeding, seed production and sunflower research related activities. Visit to a new maize Processing Centre signified the beginning of a tour through Experimental Fields and facilities at Rimski Šančevi. read more…

Institute awarded with “Business Partner Extra” for 2014

dr Vojislav Mihailović

On 17 June 2014 at ceremony in hotel Metropol Palace regional awards “Business Partner 2014” were delivered by Mass Media International from Belgrade.

In a very strong competition, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops was awarded with “Business Partner Extra” for 2014, as an institution with special contribution to the improvement of business environment in Serbia and regional integration. Dr. Vojislav Mihailović, Assistant Director for Organization of Production and Product Placement, received the award on behalf of the Institute. So, once again, the Institute deservedly ranked in line with companies and institutions such as Telekom Serbia and the Royal Netherlands Embassy.

The award “Business Partner” was delivered for the twentieth anniversary time to companies and institutions in our region for business excellence, ethics and responsibility in order to encourage better economic connectivity and prosperity in the region.

NS SEED donated the most to flooded areas

dr Jegor Miladinović, direktor Instituta

Dr. Jegor Miladinović, director of the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, donated seeds and seed materials for 8,000 ha arable land in the flooded areas in Serbia.

Ten companies donated seed for reseeding fields damaged in floods, and the largest donation came from Institute, that is 40% of the material donated by these companies.

“In a situation which we had few weeks before, social function of the Institute became apparent when we made seed of early sunflower and maize hybrids, as well as soybean cultivars available to the government in a total quantity needed to sow 8,000 ha. Also, our experts were available, visited flooded areas, participated in damage evaluation and gave advice”, said Dr. Miladinović for local newspapers. read more…

Third and final workshop of CHAIN project held in Sombor

Third workshop of CHAIN project Third workshop of CHAIN project ”Agriculture in cooperation with nature” coordinated by Laboratory for Soil and Agroecology of the Institute of Field and Vegetable and Agricultural Land Agency from Osijek, and financed by European Union, was held on 10 June 2014 in Sombor.

Subject of this workshop was Land Parcel Information System (LPIS ) and it was held for agricultural producers and pupils of Secondary Agricultural School in Sombor.

According to project manager Dr. Tijana Zeremski, land information system is obligatory for every EU country , which means that it will also be required in Serbia when it enters the EU. read more…

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…

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