Jadwisin Division

Department of Potato Agronomy

Head of the Department: Cezary Trawczyński, PhD
Phone: (+48) 22 782 66 20
E-mail: jadwisin@ihar.edu.pl

  1. Research on potato productivity and quality in various production systems: organic, integrated and intensive:
    • Improving cultivation technologies.
    • Development of several methods of plant care in plantations, using mechanical treatments and herbicides.
    • Study of the weed species composition.
    • Research on alternative sources of fertilizers to supply organic matter to soil.
    • The use of innovative forms, types and methods of mineral fertilization as a source of nutrients and bioactive substances for potato plants.
    • Irrigation technology and techniques (soil moisture assessment methods, irrigation systems: drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, use of hydrogels).
    • Improvement of agrotechnical methods of prevention and optimization of chemical protection of potato plantations against diseases and pests.
    • Application of biological control of potato pests focussing on natural enemies and antagonistic fungi of the genus Trichoderma.
    • The use of beneficial organisms in organic potato cultivation.
    • Evaluation of crop quality (commercial quality, chemical composition, nutritional value, culinary evaluation).
    • Evaluation of crop storage (natural losses, sprouting and diseases).
  2. Research on the structural and functional mechanisms responsible for the ability of potato plants to tolerate stresses of soil drought and high temperature:
    • Searching for indicators of plant tolerance to abiotic stresses: morphological, physiological, biochemical.
    • Assessment of variety tolerance to abiotic stresses.
    • Assessment of size and effectiveness of the root system of potato plants (range, length, diameter, area, proteome analysis, antioxidant enzymes).
  3. Potato variety assessment:
    • Research on the agronomic and functional characteristics of new varieties.
    • Development of cultivation technology for selected potato varieties.
Name Surname e-mail Phone number
Piotr Barbaś p.barbas@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Dominika Boguszewska-Mańkowska d.boguszewska-mankowska@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Barbara Gwiazdowska - 22 782 66 20
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Janina Gwiazdowsa - 22 782 66 20
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Joanna Jankowska j.jankowska@ihar.edu.pl -
Elżbieta Kacprzak - 22 782 66 20
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Milena Pietraszko m.pietraszko@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Paweł Rosłon p.roslon@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Janusz Rykowski - -
Cezary Trawczyński c.trawczynski@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Agata Trocka a.trocka@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Beata Wasilewska-Nascimento b.nascimento@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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Krystyna Zarzyńska k.zarzynska@ihar.edu.pl 22 782 66 20
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I. Systems of potato production

p.barbas@ihar.edu.pl; d.boguszewska-mankowska@ihar.edu.pl; b.nascimento@ihar.edu.pl; m.pietraszko@ihar.edu.pl; c.trawczynski@ihar.edu.pl; k.zarzynska@ihar.edu.pl;

Scientific articles

  • Trawczyński C. 2021. Assessment of mineral nitrogen fertilization of early potato varieties in integrated production. J. Elem., 26(1): 109 - 124. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2020.25.4.2066
  • Trawczyński C. 2021. Relationship between vitamin C and nitrate content in potato tubers depending on the maturity groups of cultivars. J. Elem., 26(4): 971 - 983. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2021.26.4.2161
  • Zarzyńska K., Pietraszko M. 2021. Differences in the degree of nutrition of potato plants grown under organic and conventional systems - an attempt to develop a model of plant feeding. J. Elem., 26(4): 1037 - 1052. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2021.26.4.2203.
  • Barbaś P., Sawicka B., Krochmal-Marczak B., Pszczółkowski P. 2020. Effect of mechanical and herbicide treatments on weed densities and biomass in two potato cultivars. Agriculture 10(10), 455; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10100455
  • Barbaś P., Sawicka B. 2020. Effect of herbicides and their application dates on the content of phosphorus, potassium and total nitrogen in potato tubers. J. Elem., 25(4): 1517-1530. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2020.25.2.1993
  • Wasilewska-Nascimento B, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D and Zarzyńska K. 2020. Challenges in the Production of High-Quality Seed Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) in the Tropics and Subtropics. Agronomy 10. 260. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10020260
  • Trawczyński C. 2020. The effect of nitrogen fertilization on yield efficiency and quality of tubers potato varieties cultivated in an integrated production system. Biuletyn IHAR 288/2020: 15-22. E-ISSN: 2657-8913 https://doi.org/10.37317/biul-2020-0002
  • Barbaś P., Sawicka B. 2019. The influence of methods of potato weed control and meteorological conditions on shaping the tuber yield structure. Agronomy Science 74(3): 33-45.   http://dx.doi.org/10.24326/as.2019.3.3
  • Kazimierczak R, Średnicka-Tober D, Hallmann E, Kopczyńska K, Zarzyńska K. 2019. The impact of organic vs. conventional agricultural practices on selected quality features of eight potato cultivars” Agronomy, 9(12), 799 https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9120799
  • Trawczyński C. 2019. Assessment of the nutrition of potato plants with nitrogen according to the NNI test and SPAD indicator. J. Elem., 24 (2): 687-700. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2018.23.4.1696
  • Trawczyński C. 2019. Influence of nitrogen fertilization on the yield, quality and nitrogen utilization efficiency of early potato tubers harvested on two dates. J. Elem., 24 (4): 1253-1267. DOI: 10.5601/jelem.2019.24.1.1799
  • Pietraszko M., Gryń G., Przewodowski W. 2018. An effect of weather and soil conditions and their interaction on infection of leaves and tubers of potato with bacteria Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus. American Journal of Potato Research, 95(3), 278–285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9629-6
  • Grudzińska M., Barbaś P. 2017. Natural losses in tuber weight during storage as a predictor of susceptibility to post-wounding blackspot in advanced potato breeding materials. J Sci. Food Agric., 97: 3841–3846. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8248
  • Zarzyńska K, Pietraszko M. 2017. Possibility to predict the yield of potatoes grown under two crop production systems on the basis of selected morphological and physiological plant development indicators. Plant, Soil and Environment 63 (4): 165-170. https://doi.org/10.17221/101/2017-PSE
  • Grudzińska M, Czerko Z, Zarzyńska K, Borowska-Komenda M. 2016. Bioactive Compounds in Potato Tubers: Effects of Farming System, Cooking Method, and Flesh Color. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153980. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153980
  • Zarzyńska K, Pietraszko M. 2015. Influence of climatic conditions on development and yield of potato plants growing under organic and conventional systems in Poland, American Journal of Potato Research- 92: 511-517. DOI: 10 1007/s12230-015-9465-5.

Research projects (ongoing):

  • 2022 "Assessment of the suitability of potato breeding lines for organic production system"
  • 2022 "Innovative solutions in the cultivation, storage and marketing of a Polish potato variety highly resistant to Phytophthora infestans" https://projektgardena.pl/


II. Abiotic stresses in potato research

d.boguszewska-mankowska@ihar.edu.pl; k.zarzynska@ihar.edu.pl

Scientific articles

  • Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Ruszczak B, Zarzyńska K. (2022). Classification of Potato Varieties Drought Stress Tolerance Using Supervised Learning. Applied Sciences 12(4):1939 https://doi.org/10.3390/app12041939
  • Grudzińska M, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Zarzyńska K. (2021). Drought stress during the growing season: Changes in reducing sugars, starch content and respiration rate during storage of two potato cultivars differing in drought sensitivity. J Agro Crop Sci; 00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jac.12498
  • Boguszewska-Mańkowska, D., Zarzyńska, K. & Nosalewicz, A. (2020). Drought Differentially Affects Root System Size and Architecture of Potato Cultivars with Differing Drought Tolerance. Am. J. Potato Res. 97, 54–62. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-019-09755-2  
  • Plich J, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Marczewski W (2020) Relations between photosynthetic parameters and drought-induced tuber yield decrease in Katahdin-derived potato cultivars. Potato Research 63: 463–477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-020-09451-3
  • Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Pieczyński M, Wyrzykowska A, Kalaji H M, Sieczko L, Szweykowska-Kulińska Z, Zagdańska B. (2018) Divergent strategies displayed by potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cultivars to cope with soil drought; Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 204: 13-30  https://doi.org/10.1111/jac.12245
  • Pieczynski M, Wyrzykowska A, Milanowska K, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Zagdanska B, Karlowski W, Jarmolowski A, Szweykowska-Kulinska Z. (2018) Genomewide identification of genes involved in the potato response to drought indicates functional evolutionary conservation with Arabidopsis plants; Plant Biotechnology Journal, 16(2):603-614. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12800
  • Rykaczewska K, Zarzyńska K, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D. (2018) Architecture of the root system of potato cultivars grown in aeroponics. Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities. Volume 21, Issue 1, DOI: 10.30825/5.EJPAU.14.2018.21.1 http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume21/issue1/art-02.html
  • Zarzyńska K, Boguszewska-Mańkowska D, Nosalewicz A. (2017) Differences in size and architecture of the potato cultivars root system and their tolerance to drought stress; Plant, Soil and Environment; 63 (4), 159–164. https://doi.org/10.17221/4/2017-PSE
  • Boguszewska D., M. Grudkowska, B. Zagdańska (2010). Drought-responsive antioxidant enzymes in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Potato Research 53: 373-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11540-010-9178-6

Research project (ongoing):


III. Cultivar assessment

j.jankowska@ihar.edu.pl; m.pietraszko@ihar.edu.pl, c.trawczynski@ihar.edu.pl

Scientific articles

  • Barbaś P., Boguszewska-Mańkowska D., Jankowska J., Nowacki W., Pietraszko M., Trawczyński C., Zarzyńska K., Michalak K., Urbanowicz J. (W. Nowacki, ED). 2021. Agrotechnical and functional characteristics of potato varieties. Ed. XXIV. IHAR-PIB o/Jadwisin: 44 ss. https://www.ihar.edu.pl/oddzial_w_jadwisinie.php

Research project (ongoing):

  • 2022 "Improvement and development of the evaluation system of cultivars and their suitability for organic production system (potato)"
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