The Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) - National Research Institute is the largest Polish research centre in the multi-disciplinary area of crop improvement, biotechnology, germplasm conservation and enhancement. IHAR was founded in 1951 for research in breeding and seed production of major field crops.

The current mission of IHAR is to develop:

  • theoretical principles and research methodologies related to germplasm conservation, enhancement and utilization in breeding of field crops,
  • seed science and seed production,
  • collection and preservation of plant germplasm resources for breeding and research programmes.

Research agenda is focused on:

  • identification of genetic sources of the important agronomic traits,
  • studies on their genetic control and methods of utilization,
  • research on the mechanisms controlling crop resistance to diseases, pests and environmental stresses,
  • application of biotechnological methods in plant breeding and gene transformation.

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A visit of guests from Romania - November 15th, 2018

On November 15, 2018, IHAR-PIB hosted a group of scientists from the University of Agronomy Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Research Center for Studies of Food Quality and Agricultural Products.
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World Food Day, October 16, 2018

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Invitation to the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference

Warsaw, Poland, 6-10 July 2020
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Meeting with Agricultural Attaché of the Embassy of the United States of America

On 8 May 2018, the IHAR-PIB in Radzików held a meeting of Jonn Slette - Agricultural Attaché of the Embassy of the United States of America and prof. dr hab. Henryk Bujak, Director of the Institute.
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International Conference on Triticale Biology, Breeding and Production (July 2-5, 2017)

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