Legumes department

About

The main activity of the Legumes Department includes the breeding of plants, mainly from the family of legumes, in order to obtain high-yielding varieties, which have different tolerances to biotic and abiotic stress, and a diverse chemical composition. Breeding takes place in two directions: (1) creation of varieties and (2) pre-breeding, which involves the use of genetic resources and the introduction of new traits into adapted germplasm. The basic breeding programs are: Breeding grain legumes and breeding forage legumes; production and processing of seeds of varieties produced in the department, activities are directed towards the production of sufficient quantities of high-quality seeds of different categories, maintenance and fertilization of seeds, processing and packaging of seeds; cultivation practices – finding the optimal cultivation technology of certain plant species and determining the optimal values ​​for certain agro-technical operations in order to realize the full genetic potential of the fertility of the varieties, activities are aimed at obtaining the optimal cultivation technology, which will have the maximum economic effect and minimal impact on the environment, stress research (biotic and abiotic) – in the function of breeding (resistance and tolerance of selection material) and in the function of monitoring the occurrence of plant diseases, pests, climate and other abiotic factors.

Legumes Department includes Section for Microbiological Preparations, and its main activity is the production and improvement of the quality of microbiological preparations for leguminous agricultural and vegetable plant species, testing the effect of bacterization (inoculation) with effective strains on agricultural and vegetable plant species, selection and characterization of highly effective strains of soil microorganisms (biofertilizers, biostimulators, biopesticides, etc.), monitoring the soil microbiological activity – microorganisms as indicators of soil quality/fertility.

Researchers

dr-vuk-djordjevic

Dr. Vuk Đorđević

Head of Department

anja-dolapcev

MSc Anja Dolapčev Rakić

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

vojin-djukic

Dr. Vojin Đukić

Growing Technology Advisor

Aleksandar Ilić, BSc

Advisor for Commercial Seed Production and Control

simona-jacimovic

MSc Simona Jaćimović

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Snežana Katanski

Senior Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

zlatica-mamlic

Dr. Zlatica Mamlić

Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

jegor-miladinovic

Prof. Dr. Jegor Miladinović

Institute Director

predrag-randjelovic

MSc Predrag Ranđelović

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Andrej Sinjušin

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Sonja Tančić Živanov

Principal Research Fellow, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Ana Uhlarik

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

marjana-vasiljevic

MSc Marjana Vasiljević

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Sanja Vasiljević

Advisor for science

Section for microbiological preparations

Dr. Jelena Marinković

Head of Section

Dr. Dragana Miljaković

Senior Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

branislava-tintor

Branislava Tintor, BSc

Senior Technical Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

jelica-veselic

MSc Jelica Veselić

Technical Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia