Research focus. The Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute-National Research Institute (IHAR-PIB) is the largest Research Center in Poland in the multi-disciplinary area of plant improvement, biotechnlogy, germplasm conservation and enhancement. The Institue has build up units that work on GMO detection in plant products, biosafety and basic research with the use of transgenesis.. Established in 1951, the Institute was recognized as a leading research center for crop improvement and food security not only in Central Europe, but also on the international scale. Research achievements of IHAR-PIB reflected in released cultivars and frequently cited publications in highly respected for scientific merit journals, resulted in wide contacts with international community of researchers and plant breeders. IHAR-PIB continues to develop an extensive collaboration in the field of genetic crop improvement through breeding, development of seed science and certified seed production technologies. By contributing to such a broad spectrum of activities the Institute is recognized as a competitive agricultural research center, not only in Europe but also worldwide. .
Radzikowis situated in the central part of Poland.’s lowland. IHAR-PIB is a Research Centre located between trees and fields. Among attractions, a few kilometres distant from IHAR-PIB headquarters at Radzikow, is a primeval forest “Puszcza Kampinowska” and Fryderyk Chopin Museum at Żelazowa Wola.
Climate and weather: Weather between late spring and early fall months is usually pleasant. Plenty of bright, sunny days are present. Average air temperature by end of June ranges between 20-25oC. Rainy days or windy weather happen occasionally.