Vegetable Department was established in 1946 as Vegetable Section of the Provincial Department for Agricultural Research in Novi Sad. This section was transformed into Vegetable Department in 1962 within Institute for Agricultural Research, and in 1976 it became one of the organizational units of Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops.
Large number of vegetable species is a characteristic of Vegetable Department.
Scientific research includes development of new vegetable cultivars and hybrids, and creation of growing technology and plant protection. Basic and applied research is conducted through national and technological projects involving main vegetable species. Over 50 cultivars and hybrids of 13 different vegetable species with various production and usage purposes have been released so far.
The program of scientific research in Vegetable Department includes the following:
Vegetable Department maintains a fruitful cooperation with national and international institutions, and especially with vegetable producers from public and private sector through various contracts, lectures, seminars, and certain forms of joint seed production.