Maize department

About

The main activity of the Maize Department includes the creation of superior corn hybrids of standard grain quality with different vegetation lengths and production purposes, as well as hybrids with specific properties. Maize breeding is based on the combined application of conventional breeding methods with the use of modern technologies that accelerate the breeding process (dihaploids, MAS-marker assisted selection, genomic selection). Scientific research work in the field of maize breeding is focused on: phenotyping and genotyping newly created lines and hybrids of maize; improvement of the testing system of experimental and registered hybrids using modern experimental designs and biometric tools; development and application of prediction models, application of remote sensing technology in mass phenotyping in order to collect a wide range of data on morphological, physiological and agronomic properties of newly created hybrids of maize, potential application of genomic selection, etc. Maize cultivation technology – includes the development of cultivation technology in different production systems in order to fully realize the genetic fertility potential of the newly created NS maize hybrids. Maize seed production includes the maintenance and multiplication of basic categories of seeds (basic seed production), the control of seed crops, as well as the production and processing of sufficient quantities of high-quality genetically pure seeds of high hybrid vigor for all growing regions. Scientific research work in the field of seed production is focused on the study of the physiological and biochemical properties of seeds and the development of new technologies for the purpose of superior seed processing and treatment.

Researchers

bozana-purar

Dr. Božana Purar

Head of department

Milosav_Babic

Dr. Milosav Babić

Principal Research Fellow, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

goran-bekavac

Dr. Goran Bekavac

Genetics and Plant Breeding Advisor

mihajlo-ciric

Dr. Mihajlo Ćirić

Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

MSc Dušan Dunđerski

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

ivica-djalovic

Dr. Ivica Đalović

Advisor for science

filip-franeta

Dr. Filip Franeta

Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

jovana-krstic

MSc Jovana Krstić

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

goran-malidza

Dr. Goran Malidža

Advisor for growing technology of plant crops

aleksandra-nastasic

Dr. Aleksandra Nastasić

Principal Research Fellow, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

dusan-stanisavljevic

Dr. Dušan Stanisavljević

Senior Research Associate, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

Dr. Aleksandra Stankov Petreš

Research Assistant, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia

MSc Maja Šumaruna

Research Trainee, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia