Dr. Đura M. Karagić, Senior Research Associate, Head of the Department since 2012. He was born in 1966 in Novi Sad. In 1985 he completed Agricultural high school in Futog. He graduated at Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, Field and Vegetable Crops in 1993. At the same faculty, he received his MSc degree in 1999 and PhD degree in 2004. He has worked at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops since 1993, at the Irrigation Department. During school year 1997/98 he held practice for bachelor students at Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad, on Agricultural Cultures Irrigation. By the end of 1998 he was on specialization in Israel, and in 1999 he moved to Forage Crops Department and was engaged in seed production. He has published more than 200 research and technical papers, which contributed significantly to the development of seed production technology of forage crops as well as the application of such research to practice. He co-authored six varieties of forage plants and two of them are recognized abroad.