Dr. Igor Balalić, Research Associate. Has worked at the Department since January 2005 on sunflower cultivation practices. Authored or co-authored 73 research papers. Participated in scientific events in the country and abroad. Received the Prof. Dr. Lazar Stojković Award granted by Matica Srpska. Active in international cooperation (seed production and winter breeding generation in Argentina, presentation of NS sunflower hybrids and education of producers in Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia).